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Rogier de Vrey

Counsel / Head of IP

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

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 when he became an IP lawyer with a large Amsterdam law firm.

During his PhD studies, Rogier conducted research at several renowned institutions, including the European Commission and the Max Planck Institute in Munich. His thesis titled “Towards a European Unfair Competition Law” was published by Brill Academic Publishers (2005).

Joining CMS in 2008, Rogier is known by his clients for combining the assertiveness and agility of a practical attorney with the methodical and analytic approach of an academic. In his practice, Rogier has a particular focus on international patent matters, both transactions and litigation. His clients include a multinational corporation that specializes in digital entertainment products, a successful European footwear manufacturer, international pharmaceutical companies and a leading wireless handset company.

Rogier still lectures regularly, in particular on the enforcement of IP rights. He is co-author of the upcoming Dutch handbook on IP enforcement and is also a contributor to the IP loose-leaf handbook.

Rogier is a member of the CMS Patents Team.

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"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


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