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    Intellectual Property & Media

    The Van Doorne Intellectual Property & Media team is known for its practical and hands-on advice. The team is thorough, persuasive, and creative.

    The Business of Intellectual Property

    There is an increasing view that business value of companies is shifting to intangible assets. Intellectual property (IP) and trade secret protection are key to benefit from innovation and to stay ahead on competition. The IP team at Van Doorne understands how to make IP work for your company and helps to protect (the exploitation of) innovations, technology, brands, concepts and general content.

    We assist in all phases of protecting, registering, exploiting, advertising and – if necessary – enforcing IP rights. We have a mapping tool that provides a quick insight in the company’s IP/trade secrets assets and key concerns. And we are sparring partner in getting the best contractual and corporate structure for protecting technology within (sometimes complex) organizations.

    Intellectual Property advice and litigation

    We have a strong track record in IP, advertising, trade secret and unfair competition advice and litigation. We focus on traditional 'soft' IP matters involving trademarks, copyrights and domain names and are also frequently engaged in matters regarding patents, know-how and life sciences. The team handles IP matters in all areas, such as in commercial relationships, on online platforms, in R&D environments, in retail and consumer goods, in media, entertainment and sports, health care, product labelling and all sorts of advertising and offline and online communications. Our team has a proven ability to act exceptionally quickly, including in initiating or defending litigation matters, whenever necessary. This is especially convenient in cases concerning counterfeit or (undesired) media attention or libel, where timing usually is of the essence.


    We represent both disruptive and traditional media companies in facing the legal challenges that come with the ever changing media and tech landscape and we provide legal assistance to clients dealing with media attention.

    Get in touch

    We look forward to discussing your challenges! Read more on our intellectual property services or get in touch with lead partner Kriek Wille for more information on how we could assist you. 


    "The team at Van Doorne 'works well together' to provide clients with a full range of expertise from enforcement and anti-counterfeiting cases to distribution, franchising, and sponsorship matters." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Intellectual Property

    "The Van Doorne team is recommended for being 'very dedicated and able to bring together the right experts in a team'" - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Industry Focus: Media and Entertainment

    "The team is 'flexible, hands-on, pragmatic and very client-friendly'" - Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property

    "We appreciate the fact that the team thinks along with us and understands our intentions and needs. They work well together and also with us" - Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property

    "Ranked in 2019 Managing Intellectual Property, Patent Contentious and Trademark Contentious (2019, 2018)"

    "The IP experts know all relevant case law." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Media and Entertainment 

    "The 'hands-on' team at Van Doorne." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Intellectual Property

    "The team adjusts to changing circumstances, is creative when it comes to finding tailor-made solutions and is willing to invest in business relation. They have proven to be quick, and able to give clear guidelines." - Chambers Europe 2018, Intellectual Property