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

Attn. Suzanne Pennington de Jongh
Lange Voorhout 3
2514 EA The Hague
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Work Department

Litigation / IP & technology


Jaap’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property litigation, in particular with respect to patents, trademarks and advertising. Jaap has extensive experience in infringement and invalidity litigation, as well as in parallel import, anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement matters, particularly for clients in the pharma & life sciences, food & beverage and consumer products industries. He also regularly advises clients in non-contentious matters, including negotiation and drafting of licence and coexistence agreements.


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 Editorial Board EPLAW Patent Blog / Active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) / Member of various professional associations, including EPLAW, PTMG, LES, BMM, VFenR and VvRr


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

Lawyer Rankings

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

BarentsKrans covers a full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright and design right matters, complemented by expertise in advertising, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting actions. Jaap Bremer heads the IP and technology practice and is considered a ‘top expert in software related IP matters‘, and IP and technology specialist Marleen Van Den Horst  litigates multi-jurisdictional IP cases in addition to assisting clients in negotiating and drafting IP agreements. The firm is a partner with the start-up/spin off initiative Yes!Delft of Delft University and is also a member of Pro Bono Connect.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Next Generation Partners)

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Based in The Hague, BarentsKrans undertakes complex litigation in addition to transactional work such as cross-border licences and joint development agreements. It also routinely assists clients with strategies to protect its key patents. Its deep knowledge of the pharma, life sciences, technology and agri-food sectors, includes mechanical engineering, electronics, telecoms and biotech. Clients also highlight an appreciation for the firm’s transparency and ‘excellent value‘ on the billing front. Jaap Bremer heads the IP and technology work, while Marleen Van Den Horst heads the healthcare and life sciences industry group. Both are highly rated talents for complex patent litigation and advisory work.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

(Next Generation Partners)

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