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Willem A Roos

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Work +31 (0)20 5777700
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Höcker Advocaten

Work Department

Intellectual Property and IT department.

Position

Partner of Höcker Advocaten. Practice areas: Media & entertainment law, Iintellectual property law, Privacy law, Advertising law.

Career

Associate at Goudsmit & Branbergen, Amsterdam (1981-1990). Partner at Goudsmit & Branbergen (1990-2000). Partner at Höcker Advocaten, Amsterdam: since 2000. Treasurer of Advertising Lawyers International (Adlaw International). Member of the Executive Commmittee of International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL).

Languages

Dutch, English, German.

Member

Dutch Bar Association, International Assoication of Entertainment Lawyers, Advertising Lawyers International, International Trademark Association, Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (Association Benelux pour le droit des Marques et Modèles), Dutch Association for Copyright, Dutch Assocation for Media and Communication Law, Dutch Association for Information Technology law, Dutch Association of Advertising Law.

Education

University of Amsterdam, Master in Law, 1978.


Netherlands

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Collective rights management is a strength of the team at Höcker Advocaten, which is jointly led by Jacqueline Seignette and the ‘very experiencedWillem Roos, who has ‘detailed copyright knowledge’ and ‘leaves nothing to chance’.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

IT

Within: IT

At Höcker Advocaten, senior counsel Hans Ruitenberg represented Berkleef in a damages claim against Capgemini. The team advised Imbull on M&A. Willem Roos and Jacqueline Seignette are the practice co-heads.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Jacqueline Seignette and the ‘precise, experiencedWillem Roos head the department at Höcker Advocaten, which advised WPG Publishers and Omnicom on M&A. LIRA is an IP client.

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    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) 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?
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    - AKD
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