Jaap Bremer

T: +31 70 376 06 25
E: jaap.bremer@barentskrans.nl
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Jaap’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property litigation, in particular with respect to patents, trademarks and advertising. Jaap has extensive experience in infringement and invalidity litigation, as well as in parallel import, anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement matters, particularly for clients in the pharma & life sciences, food & beverage and consumer products industries. He also regularly advises clients in non-contentious matters, including negotiation and drafting of licence and coexistence agreements. Jaap is internationally recognized as a specialist in both patent law and trademark and copyright law. In Chambers 2020, he was the only lawyer in the Netherlands to be ranked in both categories.

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“Jaap Bremer is a top quality advocate and legal practitioner, adept at rapidly getting to grips with complex technologies.” – Legal 500, 2021

“Jaap Bremer is a standout trade mark lawyer, combining legal knowledge with a practical, commercial application and also Jaap Bremer: hands-on, practical advice combined with an open mind to handle matters, leading to solutions that the business can always work with. Experienced litigator and negotiator.’”Legal 500, 2021

“Jaap Bremer is active on both trade mark and patent disputes. His adroit manner of communication is underlined by clients, one informing of his ability to quickly grasp the essence of a case, which he can then explain in easy-to-understand language accurately to the client and the judges.”Chambers Europe, 2021

“Department head Bremer’s personable approach, eye for detail and deep patent knowledge are appreciated by those seeking to defend intricate inventions.“- IAM Patents 1000, 2021

“Digging into the details of cases and providing rock-solid support to Mylan and many others, Jaap Bremer has unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the pharmaceutical area and is one of the best patent litigators in the country.” IAM Patent 1000, 2020


Professional activities

  • Member of Editorial Board EPLAW Patent Blog
  • Active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of various professional associations, including EPLAW, PTMG, LES, BMM, VFenR, VvRr and MARQUES
  • Member of Vereniging Intellectuele Eigendom Proces Advocaten (VIEPA)

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