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Bart ten Doeschate

Bart ten Doeschate

Benelux and European trademark and design attorney
I am a Benelux and European trademark and design attorney, specializing in assisting large and medium-sized national and international businesses to protect their trademarks and designs.

Expertise

  • Trademark law
  • Design law
  • Copyright
  • Co-existence agreement
  • Contracts
  • Non disclosure agreement
  • Licence agreement
  • Recordals
  • Collaboration agreement

As a trademark and design attorney I am involved in the entire lifecycle of trademarks and designs. From investigating availability to advising on registration. I also act for clients whose IP rights have been infringed, including, where necessary, initiating opposition procedures on their behalf.

Working for well-known trademarks and brands is what I enjoy most. Their international nature – and consequently my work – is what makes it challenging. I also really enjoy being involved in developing new brands. It’s great when a brand I’ve advised on appears on a billboard. 

 

The exciting thing about brands is how they can convey a certain feeling or lifestyle. As I see it, brands like Nike, The North Face and Mini have done that perfectly.

In my free time, I enjoy boating on the Leiden canals and the Kagerplassen, one of the few places where you hardly see any brands at all.

Education

  • Bachelor of Law, Leiden University
  • Master in Corporate Law, Leiden University
  • Master in IT, Internet & Law, VU University Amsterdam
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