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IP STARS Reviews


Brinkhof is a leading boutique with an impressive track record in IP litigation. The boutique is often seen in disputes in the pharmaceutical, chemical, medical devices, electronics and biotechnology sectors. Richard Ebbink, Daan de Lange and Mark van Gardingen are the key lawyers who lead on patent disputes. The lawyers in the firm now have patent star Koen Bijvank, a European patent attorney who specialises in chemistry and life sciences work. There are experienced associates in the firm to support the partners in patent litigation; they include rising stars Jan Pot and Rik Lambers. Recent patent case studies show the firm acted for companies such as Boston Scientific, Sandoz, Broad Institute and Carl Zeiss.

Trade mark

Brinkhof is highly recommended for contentious and non-contentious soft IP work. The law firm won Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) award for copyright and related rights work in the Netherlands. Gregor Vos and Kurt Stöpetie are the two leading practitioners in the firm for trade marks, while Remy Chavannes is the copyright specialist. The senior practitioners are supported by associates such as Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel and Rutger Stoop, both of whom were noted in the 2018 edition as rising stars to watch. The firm is also recommended for trade mark protection and portfolio management. Adee Keppy is a notable trade mark attorney in the firm.