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

Houthoff is a smaller group but has a ‘rare all-around profile‘ in that it has a blend of expertise that ranges from corporate work including mergers through to Supreme Court litigation. It acts for life sciences, pharma, and tech companies and also advises hospitals on the patent aspects of mergers, and also advises medical start-ups. Team head, Thomas de Weerd combines IP expertise with  IT and privacy. Counsel Thijs van Aerde is especially noted for his Supreme Court cases which are often referred to him by other law firms.  Counsel Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis is a highly rated patent litigator who is also known for her deep expertise in the field of national and community plant variety rights.