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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:
www.hocker.nl/en/

Willem (W.A.) Roos

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 5777780
Email:
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: Industry focus

IT

Within: IT

Höcker Advocaten provides ‘swift service’, and counts BREIN, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Stichting de Thuiskopie among its clients. Willem Roos and Jacqueline Seignette head the team; associate Marijn Kingma provides ‘solid, high-quality advice’.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Höcker Advocaten has ‘in-depth knowledge of very complex issues’. Jacqueline Seignette, who has ‘an extremely high level of expertise’, heads the group jointly with Willem Roos. Associate Marijn Kingma is ‘a very approachable, knowledgeable and decisive’ copyright and data privacy expert. BREIN and LIRA are among its clients.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Always easy to reach’, and with ‘in-depth knowledge of very complex issues’, Höcker Advocaten’s practice is led jointly by Jacqueline Seignette, who has ‘an extremely high level of expertise’, and Willem Roos. ‘Very approachable, knowledgeable, clear communicatorMarijn Kingma is a recommended associate. Clients include Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe.

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