Intellectual Property Lawyers

In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in over 30 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. Legal discussions might arise concerning trade names, advertisements, slavish imitation and unauthorized publications.

We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute - concerning infringement of a copyright for example - we can guide you through the litigation process.

Significant clients: UEFA, Pioneer, Syngenta, Diageo, Ogilvy.

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Willem Hoorneman
Man­aging Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Willem Hoorneman has been managing partner of CMS in the Netherlands since 2016. He is a member of the IP/TMC Practice Group, especially within Life Sciences. With energy and commitment Willem heads the...
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Rogier de Vrey
Part­ner
Advocaat | Head of IP
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Rogier de Vrey is an attorney in our IP/TMC Practice Group. After 6 years of academic experience as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Utrecht, Rogier put his passion into practice in 2005...
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Sanne Knopper
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Sanne Knopper is a lawyer in our IP/TMC Practice Group.She is active in technology, media and communications and intellectual property law. Sanne specialises in privacy issues and IT contracts.
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Erik Jonkman
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Erik Jonkman is an attorney in the IP/TMC practice group of our firm. He specializes in IT law with a focus on IT contracts, data protection and intellectual property.
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Elly Besterveld
Professional support lawyer
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elly Besterveld works as a professional support lawyer working in the IP/TMC Practice Group. She supports lawyers in this practice group by conducting legal research, acquiring and developing know-how,...
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Marcoline van der Dussen
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Marcoline van der Dussen is a lawyer in our IP/TMC Practice Group. She is an excellent and highly knowledgeable IP litigator. She is a strong choice in matters of IP and copyrights, both as an advisor...
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Yasar Celebi
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Yasar Celebi is an attorney in the IP/TMC practice group of our firm. He specialises in intellectual property law and technology, media & communications with a focus on copyrights, trademarks and pat...
Kimberly Friesen
Kimberly Friesen
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Kimberly Friesen is a member of the IP/TMC group.She is active in technology, media and communications and intellectual property law. Kimberly specialises in privacy and IT contracts.