Intellectual Property

We are Stibbe Intellectual Property specialists

Our relationships with clients are built on a foundation of trust, assisting them with the sensitive nature of identifying viable and effective IP strategies.

Intellectual Property

Our IP practice group puts proven expertise at our clients’ disposal for the enforcement and exploitation of their intellectual property. For years, our team has provided effective representation in IP protection and in potential or actual disputes, contracting, transactions and litigation.

Our IP specialists have decades of domestic and cross-border experience in IP law and have a deep understanding of the business implications of related issues in particular, the transfer of knowledge, trade secrets and protection of know-how. They also work closely in transactions with other practice groups such as TMT, tax, EU competition, employment, criminal law, capital markets, and our M&A practice.

From an international perspective, we have special expertise in multi-jurisdictional procedures where important IP rights form the subject matter of a dispute in parallel proceedings in various countries. In such cases we draw on long-standing relationships with top tier IP firms around the world.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of IP specialisms we provide leading companies, multinationals, government agencies and non-government organisations. The sectors are just as diverse comprising finance, life sciences, biotech, chemistry, technology, consumer goods, food, retail, luxury products, publishers and the entertainment industry.

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Experience

Market recognition

Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

Stibbe garners praise for its 'dedicated focus' on IP matters and is known for handling niche areas, including biotech, nanotechnology and technology transfer issues. The practice supplements its strength by drawing upon the expertise of other practice groups from across its Benelux offices, notably in the areas of corporate, tax and competition matters.

Legal 500 2019, Intellectual Property chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Netherlands Law Firm of the Year

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