Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is not actual ownership as we know this from goods, but rather a collective name for rights to intellectual creations, or else, the products of the human mind. You may think here of the author of a book, the inventor of a company name or brand, the developer of a software programme, the person who took a specific photograph, etc. Intellectual property is an area of law that becomes increasingly important in these modern times, especially in a country such as the Netherlands, where service and trade play such a prominent part. Some property rights, such as copyright and the trade name arise by themselves. In other cases, such as with trademark law, registration in advance is required. Our lawyers can assist you in protecting your intellectual property rights, but also help to prevent you from violating intellectual property rights of third parties.

Issues we may be of assistance with include:

  • Copyright
  • Data banks
  • Domain names
  • Confidentiality
  • Trade names
  • Know-how
  • Licenses
  • Brands
  • Imitation
  • Neighbouring rights
  • Portrait right
  • Privacy
  • Advertising right
  • Software