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Wouter Seinen

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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IP/IT & Commercial


Wouter heads the Firm's IP/IT & Commercial Practice Group in Amsterdam. He assists clients on strategic and international data protection compliance matters, and on regulatory aspects of the introduction of new (online) products and services prior to their market introduction. Wouter has significant experience with data-driven business models and the deployment of cloud- and internet technology and the protection of proprietary information and software. Additionally, Wouter regularly negotiates contracts regarding complex licensing and partnership structures, software implementation and business process outsourcing projects. Finally, Wouter is retained to represent clients in court and arbitration proceedings regarding IT disputes. For more information, please refer to:


Dutch (native), English (fluent)


Commission of the AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) - Member of Intellectual Property, Media & New Technologies; Dutch Association for Privacy Law; Netherlands Association for IT and Law; Association of Information Law Lawyers (board member); Chief editors of the IT-Law news site and the Delex (formerly Kluwer) model IT contracts series.


Utrecht (2005), Amsterdam (2003), Haarlem (1999), Eggens Institute (Telecommunications Law, 2005), Grotius Academy (Specialization programme in computer law, 2004).

Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: IT

Wouter Seinen leads the team at Baker McKenzie; he defended Niantic in a case brought by the municipality of The Hague regarding the virtual Pokémon characters that appeared on private territory, inducing players of Pokémon Go to enter such territory.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Baker McKenzie handles traditional copyright and trade mark work as well as commercial IP transactions and online IP mandates. ‘Creative’ group head Wouter Seinen acted for Mistral International in a cross-border trade mark infringement case. Senior counsel Steffen Hagen and trade mark attorney Ischa Gobius du Sart are also recommended.

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