Home / People / Rogier de Vrey
Portrait of Rogier Vrey

Rogier de Vrey

Partner
Advocaat | Head of IP

CMS
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Languages English, Dutch

Head of IP Rogier de Vrey has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of intellectual property and media & advertising matters.  ​

Rogier did his PhD on unfair competition and advertising law. During his PhD, Rogier worked at several renowned institutions, including the European Commission and the Max Planck Institute in Munich. ​

In his practice, Rogier has a particular focus on international intellectual property law matters, both transactions and litigation. He advises in the areas of parallel trade, anti-counterfeiting, ambush marketing, sponsorship and licensing, ticketing regulation, exploitation and enforcement of (digital) media rights, advertising and IP infringement.​

Rogier is associate professor at Utrecht University and member of the Editorial Board of the renowned Intellectual Property and Advertising Law Magazine (IER). He is author of several publications in the field of IP/TMC, e.g. coauthor of the leading handbook on Enforcement of IP rights.

more less

Rogier is just there when you need him, always flexible, in a good mood and never compromising on quality.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Rogier de Vrey is recommended.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Partner Rogier de Vrey is easily approachable to the client and strong in communication. He is straightforward and paints a clear picture of expectations.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

"Department head Rogier de Vrey assists clients with transactional and contentious matters in relation to all types of IP assets; he also has expertise in breeder’s rights and crop protection issues."

The Legal 500, 2019

Memberships & Roles

  • Lecturer at University of Leiden/post graduate education (trademark and design law)
  • Lecturer at University of Utrecht / post graduate education (IP enforcement)
  • Lecturer at University of Amsterdam/VSO (IP in marketing)
  • Lecturer Utrecht University / Center for Intellectual Property Law (CIER) (Researcher and Lecturer on Communications and Media Law)
  • Lecturer University of Leiden / Post Academic Education (Trademark and Design Law)
more less

Education

  • Dutch Law (Economics of Public, Company and Private Law), Utrecht University
more less

Feed

Show only
16/04/2021
Re­vised EU au­di­ovisu­al dir­ect­ive changes play­ing field for third-coun­try...
The main reg­u­lat­ory in­stru­ment for broad­cast­ing and video-on-de­mand ser­vices (VOD ser­vices) at the EU level is the re­cently re­vised Au­di­ovisu­al Me­dia Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (AVMSD).The AVMSD re­lies on the...
16 April 2021
Re­vised EU au­di­ovisu­al dir­ect­ive changes play­ing field for third-coun­try...
The main reg­u­lat­ory in­stru­ment for broad­cast­ing and video-on-de­mand ser­vices (VOD ser­vices) at the EU level is the re­cently re­vised Au­di­ovisu­al Me­dia Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (AVMSD). The AVMSD re­lies on the...
14 April 2021
Top rank­ings CMS in Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021
CMS has once again been ranked in the latest edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (2021). We thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us and re­cog­nising our ex­pert­ise. Our law­yers...
17 February 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­puls­ory li­cens­ing
In­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights are crit­ic­al for any eco­nomy that wants to foster a cul­ture of in­nov­a­tion, risk tak­ing, and en­tre­pren­eur­ship. Par­tic­u­larly in a med­ic­al con­text, phar­ma­ceut­ic­al com­pan­ies...
Comparable
21 December 2020
On­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in the Neth­er­lands
Notes Cur­rently, only loc­al mono­poly op­er­at­ors are li­censed to provide on­line gambling ser­vices in the Neth­er­lands. However, on 19 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the Re­mote Gambling Bill (the “Bill”) was ad­op­ted...
28 August 2020
CMS ad­vises Trigano on its in­vest­ment in Gimeg
CMS as­sisted Trigano with its ac­quis­i­tion of 60% of the shares in the share cap­it­al of Gimeg. The re­main­ing 40% of the shares are held by Gimeg’s man­age­ment team and can be ac­quired by Trigano in the...
03 June 2020
CMS ad­vises Mon­go­lia Meng­niu Dairy on ac­quis­i­tion of Sieve­Corp as­sets
CMS has ad­vised In­ner Mon­go­lia Meng­niu Dairy (Group) Co., LTD on the ac­quis­i­tion of tan­gible and in­tan­gible as­sets from the bank­rupt es­tate of Sieve­Corp Europe B.V. and oth­er re­lated com­pan­ies, which...
20 April 2020
Can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion in the Neth­er­lands
Med­ic­al use The Dutch Opi­um Act dis­tin­guishes drugs with a low risk of harm (‘soft drugs’) from drugs with a high risk of harm (‘hard drugs’). Can­nabis is lis­ted un­der the soft drugs cat­egory...
15 April 2020
Top rank­ings CMS in Leg­al 500 EMEA 2020
The on­line edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2020 has been pub­lished. Our law­yers are de­scribed as 'ac­cur­ate, quick, flex­ible and know­ledge­able'. CMS is val­ued for its pres­ence...
02/04/2020
In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty in the Neth­er­lands: COV­ID-19's im­pact on dead­lines...
The fol­low­ing art­icle is an over­view of COV­ID-19's cur­rent im­pact on the pro­ced­ur­al timetables be­fore Dutch courts and the Dutch and Be­ne­lux in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fices.Be­ne­lux trade­mark and Be­ne­lux...
02 April 2020
In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty in the Neth­er­lands: COV­ID-19's im­pact on dead­lines...
The fol­low­ing art­icle is an over­view of COV­ID-19's cur­rent im­pact on the pro­ced­ur­al timetables be­fore Dutch courts and the Dutch and Be­ne­lux in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fices. Be­ne­lux trade­mark and Be­ne­lux...
12 March 2020
CMS ad­vises Equiniti on the ac­quis­i­tion of MonIdee
CMS has ad­vised Equiniti Group plc, an in­ter­na­tion­al tech­no­logy ser­vices and pay­ment spe­cial­ist, on the ac­quis­i­tion of MonIdee, an Am­s­ter­dam based busi­ness that of­fers tech­nic­al solu­tions for em­ploy­ee...