Jaap Bremer > BarentsKrans > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Litigation / IP & technology


Jaap specialises in trade mark, copyright and design (‘soft IP’) disputes and transactions, as well as in patent disputes. He represents clients from various industries, particularly the food, telecommunications, media/social media and automotive industries. He assists clients in negotiating on and arranging the transfer of trade mark and patent portfolios, collaboration and R&D agreements, licensing agreements and technology transfers.


Jaap started his career in 2001 at Simmons & Simmons. He joined BarentsKrans in 2008, where he became partner in 2016.


Dutch, English (fluent) and German (working knowledge)


  • Member of the Editorial Board of the (EPLAW) Patent Blog
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of professional and industry associations, including the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), Licensing Executives Society (LES), Benelux Association for Trade Mark and Design Law (BMM), Pharma and Law Association (Vereniging Farma en Recht (VFenR)), Advertising Law Association (Vereniging voor Reclamerecht (VvRr)) and MARQUES
  • Member of the Association of IP Trial Lawyers (Vereniging Intellectuele Eigendom Proces Advocaten (VIEPA))


University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit), law degree, 2000 / King’s College (London), LL.M. in Intellectual Property, 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Leading individuals)

Jaap BremerBarentsKrans

With a ‘stellar reputation for patent litigation’, BarentsKrans is a good choice for contentious matters in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries, with further expertise in taking on disputes in the telecoms and high-tech sectors. ‘Exceptional patent lawyer’ Jaap Bremer leads the team, specialising in tech patent litigation and also advising on cooperation and distribution agreements. Jarieke Timmerman is also noted for her tech-focused patent litigation practice. The October 2023 arrival Marc Elshof from Dentons, who acts at the intersection of IP, data protection and tech law, further strengthened the practice.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

(Next Generation Partners)

Jaap BremerBarentsKrans

BarentsKrans represents clients in multi-jurisdictional copyright and trade mark disputes, assisting with infringement and counterfeiting matters, in addition to providing non-contentious and transactional IP advice. ‘Top-notch IP lawyer’ Jaap Bremer heads the practice, with a focus on the food and beverages, telecoms and retail sectors, frequently appearing before the Dutch courts and EUIPO on their behalf. Jan Jacobi joined the practice from an in-house role in August 2023, specialising in contentious IP matters in the fashion and fast-moving consumer good sectors. Marleen van den Horst moved to La Gro Geelkerken advocaten in February 2023.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

(Next Generation Partners)

Jaap Bremer –BarentsKrans

BarentsKrans is known for handling the full gamut of regulatory issues for hospitals, health insurers, and pharma companies. The Hague-based group is well-placed to advise on marketing authorisations, government healthcare programs, and patent disputes. Practice head and IP litigator Jaap Bremer has a great deal of experience in acting for technology clients, while also advising on non-contentious IP mandates, such as cooperation and distribution agreements. Competition and procurement specialist Tim Raats advises both tendering authorities and tenderers within the healthcare sector, with a particular emphasis on those in the youth mental healthcare and home care spaces. Raats is also noted for his broad knowledge of vertical agreements and merger filings.