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Allen & Overy LLP
Apollolaan 15
1077 AB Amsterdam
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  Frits Gerritzen



Frits heads Allen & Overy Amsterdam's Intellectual Property team. He is an experienced IP litigator, handling cases concerning the enforcement and validity of trade­marks, design rights, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights. His experience includes taking fast and, when needed, pre-emptive measures against IP infringements such as obtaining ex-parte injunctions and seizure measures by the Dutch Customs Service, preventing the import of infringing products.

In addition, Frits handles IP transactions and provides advice on commercial contracts and transactions in which intellectual property rights play an important role. He has broad experience in drafting and negotiating license agreements and structuring IP portfolios.

Frits was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to educate Dutch companies on the use and optimisation of their IP portfolios in a national three year programme. He is also one of the chief editors of the main Dutch website on IP news (  

In the 2017 latest edition of Chambers Europe sources praise him as a “very bright lawyer”. "the exceptionally helpful". In the 2017 publication of Legal 500 clients described Frits as a healthcare and life sciences patent specialist with "a particular talent for explaining complex principles simply" and "talented. communicative".

Quotes in earlier publications include Frits being described as “extremely intelligent, able to absorb complex technical issues quickly and extremely responsive” (Chambers Europe 2016) “creative, direct and responsive” (Chambers Europe 2015) and “exceptional department head” (Legal 500 2015).

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