Mrs Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis > Houthoff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile



Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis specialises in technology-related intellectual property matters, with a focus on patents and plant variety rights. In her daily practice, Fleur represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology-intensive business sectors, such as agrifood and biotech. Fleur is an experienced patent litigator and is one of only a handful of lawyers in the Netherlands with extensive experience in litigation relating to national and Community plant variety rights. Furthermore, Fleur assists clients in implementing customs seizure actions based on the EU Anti-Piracy Regulation. Over the past 10 years, Fleur has litigated in various cases before the Dutch courts, the Dutch Board of Plant Varieties and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.

Fleur has extensive experience in drafting and advising on licence agreements, R&D agreements, manufacture and distribution agreements and advising on technology transfer and know-how protection. Furthermore, Fleur frequently assists in technology-related transactions and corporate restructuring. Fleur regularly lectures on the protection of innovations and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Fleur is a member of the Houthoff AgriFood Practice Group. Fleur is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Licensing Executive Society (LES), CIOPORA (the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Plants) and the Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana (AIGLI).


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Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Next Generation Partners)

Fleur Tuinzing-WesterhuisHouthoff

Thijs van Aerde and Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis are influential leaders of Houthoff’s patent team. Van Aerde is an experienced Supreme Court litigator, who represents a variety of clients in precedent-setting patent proceedings, including in summary relief and merit proceedings. Tuinzing-Westerhuis has extensive experience in litigation relating to national and community plant variety rights and is sought out by international clients in the agri-food sector as well as the pharmaceuticals, chemical manufacturing and technology industries for advice on patent infringement.

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

Drawing on the expertise of Supreme Court litigator Thijs Van Aerde and national and community plant variety rights specialist Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis, Houthoff is a first port of call for clients from a range of industries for trade mark, copyright and licensing matters. The IP practice is headed by Thomas De Weerd, an expert in technology-related transactions, outsourcing transactions and technology contracts.