Jaap specialises in trade mark, copyright and design (‘soft IP’) disputes and transactions, as well as in patent disputes. He represents clients from various industries, particularly the food, telecommunications, media/social media and automotive industries. He assists clients in negotiating on and arranging the transfer of trade mark and patent portfolios, collaboration and R&D agreements, licensing agreements and technology transfers.
Jaap is internationally recognised as a specialist in both patent law and trade mark and copyright law. Chambers has recommended Jaap in both categories for several years. He has authored numerous articles and regularly speaks at national and international conferences.
Jaap has rights of audience before various District Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Dutch Supreme Court, as well as before the Advertising Code Committee, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, formerly OHIM) and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI).
“Jaap is an outstanding IP lawyer and a top expert in software-related IP matters. He has always achieved excellent results for us. He has always demonstrated the utmost professionalism, dedication and commitment to the client. He is extremely strategic, sophisticated and business-oriented and has always taken the time to fully understand our business goals, objectives, products and strategy. In summary, Jaap is a top-notch IP lawyer and a trusted advisor with an outstanding track record. The level and quality of his legal services are unmatched and he is a pleasure to work with.”
- Member of the Editorial Board of the (EPLAW) Patent Blog
- Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Member of professional and industry associations, including the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), Licensing Executives Society (LES), Benelux Association for Trade Mark and Design Law (BMM), Pharma and Law Association (Vereniging Farma en Recht (VFenR)), Advertising Law Association (Vereniging voor Reclamerecht (VvRr)) and MARQUES
- Member of the Association of IP Trial Lawyers (Vereniging Intellectuele Eigendom Proces Advocaten (VIEPA))