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GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Houthoff, Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis

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Position

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis specialises in technology related Intellectual Property matters, with a focus on patents and plant variety rights. In her daily practice,

Fleur Tuinzing represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology intensive business sectors, such as Agrifood and Biotech. Fleur is an experienced patent litigator and has, as one of only a hand full of lawyers in the Netherlands, extensive experience in litigation relating to national and Community plant variety rights. Furthermore, Fleur assists clients in implementing Customs seizure actions based on the EU Anti-Piracy Regulation. Over the past 10 years, Fleur has litigated in various cases before the Dutch Courts, the Dutch Board of Plant Varieties and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.

Fleur has extensive experience in drafting and advising on license agreements, R&D agreements, manufacture and distribution agreements and advising on technology transfer and know-how protection. Furthermore, Fleur regularly assists in technology related transactions and corporate restructuring. Fleur regularly lectures about the protection of innovations and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Fleur is member of the Houthoff AgriFood Group. Fleur is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and the Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana (AIGLI).

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    - AKD
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