Bird & Bird


Gustav Mahlerlaan 42
Amsterdam 1082 MC

Tel:+31 (0)20 852 9500

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Number of partners: 89

Over the last century we’ve been lucky enough to have played a part in protecting some of the world’s most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands. You can trust us to know IP law inside out, to be curious, and to connect the dots to reach solutions others don’t.

We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.

We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.

Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes: our 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection Reporting Portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.

Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.

Internationally Bird & Bird has over 400 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 29 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and,in the future, to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.

Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America

Practice Areas: 

  • Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Anti-piracy
  • Antitrust
  • Cancellation action
  • Confidential information/trade secret
  • Database right
  • Design
  • Domain name
  • Due diligence
  • Geographical indications
  • Injunctions
  • Invalidity/nullity action
  • IP strategy & counseling
  • IP tax relief
  • IP transactions
  • ITC litigation
  • Opinion work
  • Oppositions & appeals
  • Oral proceedings
  • Plant breeders' right
  • Portfolio management
  • Regulatory
  • Research & development
  • Revocation action
  • Standard-essential patent
  • Supplementary protection certificate (SPC)
  • Technology transfer
  • Trade mark clearance
  • Unfair competition

Sector Expertise:

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive
  • E-Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Entertainment
  • Publishing & Media
  • Fashion & Luxury Goods
  • FMCG & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Green Technology
  • ICT & Software
  • Life Sciences & Chemistry
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Robotics & Nanotechnology
  • Telecommunication
  • Tobacco
  • Universities & Research


+31 (0)70 353 8800

Zuid Hollandplein 22, 2596 AW