Remco is a specialist in intellectual property and commercial contracting with over 25 years of experience. Trusted adviser. Internationally recognized. Highly recommended by clients thanks to his practical and swift approach, thorough legal knowledge and cutting-edge advice tailored to his clients’ needs. Good understanding of how in-house legal teams operate. Profound understanding of international developments in the market. Responsive, accurate and commercial; results driven and solution oriented; decisive and able to perform well under pressure; well organized, strong eye for detail, while managing to maintain a bird’s eye view. Team player, easy approachable and manages to retain a human dimension.
Remco has a particular focus on acting for consumer goods, fashion & luxury, food & beverages, leisure & hospitality en automotive/mobility clients. He has extensive experience with domestic and international general commercial contracts and liability issues, including strategic viable advice, negotiating and litigation. He is a specialist in the protection (including portfolio management), acquisition, commercialisation (all types of cooperative ventures) and enforcement of IP and affiliated rights, IP driven mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. His main areas of practice are trademark law, trade name law, industrial design law and copyright law and he also advices on issues relating to sponsorships, entertainment, advertising, marketing and corporate communications, protection of trade secrets and unfair competition.
Remco is ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA and Chamber Global for many years and recognized by the WTR (World Trademark Review) as a ‘Global Leader’ from 2020. According to WTR 1000 (2021): in the words of one client: “I know Remco as a reliable, responsive, analytically sharp and true professional who is not afraid to go the extra mile to find a suitable solution. He always sees the bigger picture, combines it with thorough legal and industry insight, and provides very good strategic advice.”. Remco was recognized by MIP (Managing Intellectual Property) as an IP and Trade Mark Star from 2015 onwards. His clients awarded him with a ‘Client Choice Award’ for the Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for the Netherlands in 2021, 2018 and 2012.
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