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Kennedy Van der Laan

MOLENWERF 16, 1014 BG, P.O. BOX 58188, 1040HD, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 550 6666
Fax:
Fax +31 20 550 6777
Email:
Web:
www.kvdl.com
Amsterdam, Eindhoven

Maarten Schut

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 5506 644
Email:
Kennedy Van der Laan

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Media Group

Position

Partner

Career

Maarten advises and litigates for established brands in the sports, fashion and technology industry, in their battle against counterfeit and disputes on infringements. He frequently litigates on trademark law and the exploitation and protection of technology, but also in disputes of a more general nature, such as contractual disputes. Furthermore, he advises high-tech companies on R&D collaborations, licences and protection of knowhow.

Before joining Kennedy Van der Laan Maarten worked as a public prosecutor and judge.

Maarten earned an LL.M in European law from the University of Cambridge. He is editor of the Journal "Farmarecht" and deputy judge at the Court of Appeal in Leeuwarden. Furthermore, he is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, the "Benelux-vereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht", the International Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group, the Association for European Trademark Owners MARQUES en the "Vereniging voor Auteursrecht".

 

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Member of Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Member of Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Rights (BMM)
Member of Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG)
Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of Association for European Trademark Owners MARQUES
Member of Procedural Law Association

Education

Law, Universiteit van Utrecht, 1993 (cum laude)
Algemene Letteren (communicatiekunde), Universiteit van Utrecht, 1993
LL.M. (European Law), University of Cambridge, 1994
European and International Trademark law, Grotius Academie, 2004 (cum laude)


Netherlands

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Kennedy Van der Laan¬†has a special focus on mergers and joint ventures together with medical liability and disciplinary actions. The team is a member of¬†Biolegis, the pan-European network of independent law firms with a focus on life sciences. Fenna van Dijk¬†heads the healthcare team and¬†Maarten Schut¬†specialises in IP within the life sciences sector. Meltem Koning¬†advises on corporate and private equity matters. The group advised the Oncode Institute, a new ‚Äėsuper‚Äô institute combining oncology research from numerous academic hospitals and research institutes. It assisted with its set up and governance, funding negotiations, and complex IP arrangements. In other work includes advising on licensing, R&D collaborations, and patent disputes.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

The 'efficient, well-synced team' at Kennedy Van der Laan 'has excellent communication skills; the advice is pragmatic and it has broad experience in brand protection matters'. Alfred Meijboom and Maarten Schut head the department and offer broad expertise in IP, media, and related technology issues. Schut also coordinates the European brand protection work for Nike.  Counsel Sophie van Loon has a focus on copyright law and advises international media and publishing clients, including on matters relating to collective rights management societies. The team's impressive client roster includes Ikea, Facebook, and Tommy Hilfiger. Highlight work includes continuous assistance to Converse in its fight against counterfeiting in several European countries and wins against Dutch distributors Van Caem and Goeiemode.

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Legal Developments by:
Kennedy Van der Laan

  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
    - Kennedy Van der Laan

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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