Intellectual Property (IP), IT & Privacy
Our Intellectual Property (IP), IT & Privacy team deals with protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights, IT-related matters and privacy law. Relevant developments in various sectors in which IP, IT & Privacy play a role, happen all of the time. We will help you understand and benefit from these changes.
Intellectual Property (IP)
Intellectual Property (IP) mainly concerns inventions, models or distinguishing marks in all kinds of fields. Creating IP rights and maintaining them is our daily business. You also want to protect your IP rights from unauthorised use by third parties. We advise on and conduct proceedings regarding the enforcement and commercial exploitation of, among others, the following IP rights: copyrights, database rights, trade name rights, plant breeders' rights, trademark rights, design rights and patents.
In addition to IP rights, we also deal with IT-related advice and proceedings. IT is an essential part of every entrepreneur's business. The disparity between expectations and actual functionalities of a system prompts many disputes between producers and purchasers of IT applications. Cees regularly acts for IT end users, developers and licensors in contentious and non-contentious matters. The ability to put ourselves in the other party's shoes is crucial to add value for our clients, whether in an advisory capacity or in the context of proceedings.
For every entrepreneur compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws is essential. Following the introduction of the GDPR, compliance is of great importance to avoid the imposition of an administrative fine or order subject to a penalty by the Personal Data Authority (AP). The GDPR affects existing legal relationships within a company, such as the relationship between employer and employee, the relationship between the company and its customers, and the company and its IT suppliers. The GDPR has a mandatory effect on these legal relationships.
We offer you full support in IP-, IT- and Privacy-related issues and legal proceedings. If necessary, we cooperate with external specialists such as trademark and design agents, IT experts, customs specialists and detective agencies.