IE- en geneesmiddelenrecht
Het IE-team is gespecialiseerd in alle aspecten van het merken- en modellenrecht, het auteursrecht en het handelsnaamrecht. Daarnaast is een bijzonder aandachtsgebied de parallelhandel van merk- en octrooirechtelijk beschermde producten in het licht van het Europeesrechtelijke vrij verkeer van goederen. De advocaten van de sectie IE procederen regelmatig voor de Nederlandse rechtscolleges, het BBIE, het EUIPO en het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie. Onze advocaten hebben daarnaast veel ervaring in (ex parte) (bewijs)beslagen, kort gedingen en procedures op het gebied van inzage in en verkrijging van bewijsmateriaal (843a Rv). Het geneesmiddelenrecht (registratie, IE-aspecten en grensoverschrijdende distributie) is onderdeel van onze expertise.
Successfully represented a wholesale international trade pharmaceutical products company as plaintiff in summary proceedings before the Appeal Court of Leeuwarden. The first instance decision was overruled by the Appeal Court on the basis that the executive bailiff had not acted within the boundaries of the interim judge’s leave and that the first instance interim judge had wrongly granted access to the seized information. Consequently, the Appeal Court ordered the defendants in appeal not to use any of its falsely gained information. The decision was published: ECLI:NL:GHARL:2019:293
Acted as respondent to the cassation lawyer in Supreme Court litigation following the appeal proceedings over copyright infringement on the design of mooncake packaging. In first instance, the court refuted the copyright infringement claims; this was partly overturned by the appeal court’s decision. On 12 October 2018 the advocate-general rendered its opinion to the Supreme Court.
Represented one of Europe’s largest forwarding companies in trademark infringement proceedings regarding the extent of liability of intermediaries in international trade. The matter is pending before the Dutch national EU trademark court in The Hague and concerns legal questions that are at the crux of free movement of goods and the scope of trademark rights owners’ protection.
Represented a wholesaler in the international trade of pharmaceutical products in summary proceedings whereby access to certain documents was claimed following an ex parte seizure at the premises of the defendant. The appeal proceedings are pending.
Acted as defence counsel for Orifarm A/S in summary proceedings concerning the alleged infringement of Allergan, INC’s second medical use claims for its Botox patent. The claims were refuted and Allergan did not appeal the decision.
Provided strategic advice to a Rotterdam based real estate company for inter alia hospitality services in one of its centrally located, iconic, office and residential buildings on its filing and Trademark Prosecution portfolio.
Acted as counsel for a claimant of copyright infringement injunctive relief in ex parte proceedings before the provisions judge of the court of Rotterdam.
Acted as defence counsel for a listed spirits’ wholesaler in a court case on parallel importation of goods into the EEA market and the free circulation of goods within the EEA.
Acted as counsel in case C-174/15 before the European Court of Justice (judgment 10 November 2016): preliminary questions on the interpretation of the European copyright directive. The questions concerned the remuneration to which authors and publishers are entitled in case of 'e-lending' of eBooks by Dutch libraries.
ECJ 10 November 2016, case C-174/15, Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken/Pictoright Interpretation Directives 2006/115/EC and 2001/29/EC. E-lending and copyright.