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Armand Killan

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Armand is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice, and is based in The Hague. He co-heads Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms Group in the Netherlands and is a member of Bird & Bird international IP Steering Group. With over 20 years of experience, he is fully dedicated to providing strategic intellectual property advice and (international) litigation. Armand has developed a strong focus on international patent disputes, in particular in the Electronics, Life Sciences and Food & Beverages industries. Armand's other main areas of interest are trademark/anti-counterfeiting proceedings, including running border detention programs for clients, both in relation to patents and world-famous trademarks as well as trade secrets matters.


Armand joined Bird & Bird in 2001 at the start of the office in The Hague. From 2007-2015 Armand was managing partner of the office in The Hague.


Dutch and English




Armand was admitted to the bar in 1991.

Netherlands: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

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Armand Killan - Bird & Bird LLP

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Bird & Bird LLP’s team is led by ‘widely knowledgeable’ IP expert Marc van Wijngaarden, who ‘thinks outside the box’. Patent litigation is a particular strength of the practice: Wouter Pors acted for Ablynx in a case against Unilever. Armand Killan is also recommended.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property


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Armand Killan - Bird & Bird LLP

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Bird & Bird LLP’s ‘efficient, effective’ department is known for its deep bench of technical experts. The ‘supremeArmand Killan, who is ‘an excellent manager of complex international lawsuits’, acted for Nokia in various patent proceedings against Apple. The team is increasingly active in biotech: B Braun Melsungen instructed Marc van Wijngaarden on a complex patent case. Wouter Pors leads the team.

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