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 (IE-forum.nl).
In the 2018 edition of Chambers Europe, sources praise him as “highly experienced and very pragmatic". In the 2018 publication of Legal 500 clients described Frits as a ‘very experienced, business-oriented strategist’.
Allen & Overy LLP
1077 AB Amsterdam
Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2017
Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2003
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Publications: 09 OCTOBER 2020
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Publications: 08 JULY 2020
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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2020
Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer…Read more
Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019
A more detailed version of this article was first published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 10, pages 754-760)on 20 September 2019 and can be found here.Read more