You can rely on us specifically for legal assistance and advice relating to intellectual property law, including media and advertising law. as well as IT, eCommerce, Internet and data privacy law.
This includes advice, drafting, assessing and/or negotiating contracts and defending your interests in the event of disputes.
Furthermore we have relevant experience in carrying out an IP or IT due diligence (vendor or buyer).
We also act as binding advisor or arbitrator in our areas of expertise.
National and international
The concentration of technology and design makes Brainport
Eindhoven an attractive operational base, both nationally and
We work for Dutch and foreign companies and organizations, as well as local and national government.
Thanks to our informal network of specialist lawyers in other countries, we can also provide international advice and support whenever this is found to be necessary.
Skilled and experienced
We have broad knowledge and experience of all aspects of intellectual property law.
This includes, for example, advice and disputes in the fields of trademarks, copyright, counterfeit products, plagiarism, database rights, trademarks, patents, plant breeders' rights, designs, trade names, domain names, drafting licensing agreements and franchising.
More about Intellectual Property.
IT/internet - eCommerce
In addition, our lawyers have won their spurs in the fields of IT law and Internet/eCommerce.
This includes drafting and assessing IT contracts and general terms and conditions as well as handling IT disputes, software protection, open source issues, support and advisory services in the field of IT procurement law, outsourcing of application management, workplace management or management of an entire IT department or IT infrastructure. We also have a great deal of experience and knowledge in the field of eCommerce/Internet law and the legal aspects of the online world, including B2B, B2C, C2C and e-Government.
Media and advertising
Media and advertising law has many areas of overlap with intellectual property law. Who has the rights to a house style and all kinds of items of publicity and communication? Can you use a photo without any restriction (for example, for billboards or the Internet)? Can I just do that from my desk? Even though trademark agencies and clients should be aware thereof, this is by no means always the case. Advertising law has increasingly become a more or less independent branch of law. An important field closely related to advertising law is media law. Do not associate this only with Hilversum but also with unlawful press publications, and the like.
More about Media and advertising law.
Personal data - privacy
Anyone working in the IT business will sooner or later face questions relating to personal data or privacy.
What are personal data? How long may you keep them? To what lengths can you go in protecting personal data? Can data files with personal data be sold? Can you just send personal data to group companies in other countries, in the context of outsourcing, for example?
These are just a few questions about the Personal Data Protection Act.
More about privacy.
Since the liberalisation of the telecommunications market, statutory and other regulations in the field of telecommunication have offered a much wider range of opportunities for entrepreneurs, and not only state-owned companies. We could mention name dialling as an example.
What should you do if someone else has registered your business name or trademark?
But the law also provides the possibility of constructing one's own network (fibre optic, for example) or providing services that used to be reserved to KPN. Even though the market has been liberalized, the jungle of statutory and other rules has only grown bigger since the liberalisation.
For more information on this issue, see the page on telecom.
Furthermore, you can rely on our expertise and experience with commercial contracts such as agency and distribution agreements, and disputes about these subjects.
These issues are often closely intertwined with the other areas of law covered by us.