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APOLLOLAAN 153 1077 AS AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 74654, 1070 BR AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 577 7700
Fax:
Fax +31 20 671 9710
Email:
Web:
https://www.hocker.nl/en/

Joep (J.W.A.) Meddens

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 5777745
Email:
Web:
www.hocker.nl/team/joep-meddens/
Höcker Advocaten

Work Department

Intellectual Property and IT department.

Position

Partner at Höcker, with a focus on Copyright and Advertising Law. Copyright work includes litigation on behalf of collecting societies, advertising work focuses on practical campaign advise.

Career

Joined Höcker Advocaten and admitted to the bar in 2008. Additional office: Member of the municipal council of the City of Hilversum, The Netherlands (since 2006). Became partner in 2017.

Languages

Dutch (native), English (fluent), French (fluent/basic), German (basic).

Member

Dutch Bar Association; Dutch Association for Copyright Law; Dutch Association for Advertising Law; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL); Adlaw International.

Education

University of Amsterdam, LLM (2007); University of Kent, Diploma in English Law (2003).

Leisure

Enjoys politics and is a local councillor in his native city of Hilversum; is an amateur of fine wine and good (slow) food, especially from Burgundy; likes his football, a weak spot for West Ham being a souvenir from his days at the University of Kent.


Netherlands

Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Within: Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Höcker Advocaten is highlighted for its 'fast responses and broad knowledge' in respect of media and data protection matters. The team's broad client base includes performing rights organisations as well as clients in the music, literary, and film industries. Associate Marijn Kingma is noted for being 'to the point, reliable, and with broad knowledge'. Willem Roos and Joep Meddens co-head the team that represented Stichting de Thuiskopie, which collects private copying levies, in a Court of Appeal case over whether electronic devices should be included in the levy.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

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

Höcker Advocaten is recognised for its especially strong copyright expertise; it represents a range of music, audio-visual, and literary rights collecting societies as well as advertising agencies, entertainment companies, and artists. Jacqueline Seignette heads a team that includes Willem Roos, Joep Meddens, and 'committed and decisive' litigator Marijn Kingma. Together with Seignette, Kingma acted for clients including Stichting LIRA and Stichting Brein. The team's other clients include Radiocorp and Omnicom.

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