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    Bas heads Van Doorne's Patents and Trade Secrets practice

    Expert. Business partner. Innovative.

    His technological focus is on mechanical and electronic engineering. He advises on European patent and licensing strategy, coordinating and conducting national and European patent litigation and the most complex trade mark cases. Bas is experienced in setting up and implementing border measure programs. He has successfully represented global companies before the Courts of The Hague. He is familiar with patents covering industry standards and the interface with EU antitrust law.

    He holds an LL.M degree from the University of California (Berkeley) and a doctorate degree from the University of Amsterdam. He is an active member of (among others) the Dutch group of AIPPI, EPLAW, Union and INTA. He is a honorary teacher at the Centre for Intellectual Property Law (CIER) of Utrecht University, has published numerous articles, and regularly lectures on matters in all fields of IP, including topics as the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.

    Intellectual Property & Media Bas Pinckaers Bas Pinckaers is a member of the Electronics and Engineering Department of Van Doorne's Technology team.


    "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