Mr Bas Pinckaers > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Intellectual Property & Media


Bas heads Van Doorne’s Patents and Trade Secrets practice

His technological focus is on mechanical and electronic engineering. He advises on European patent and licensing strategy, coordinating and conducting national and European patent litigation and the most complex trade mark cases. Bas is experienced in setting up and implementing border measure programs. He has successfully represented global companies before the Courts of The Hague. He is familiar with patents covering industry standards and the interface with EU antitrust law.


He holds an LL.M degree from the University of California (Berkeley) and a doctorate degree from the University of Amsterdam. He is an active member of (among others) the Dutch group of AIPPI, EPLAW, Union and INTA. He is a honorary teacher at the Centre for Intellectual Property Law (CIER) of Utrecht University, has published numerous articles, and regularly lectures on matters in all fields of IP, including topics as the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.


Dutch, English, German, French

Lawyer Rankings

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

Fielding a team that ‘works very effectively’ and ‘gives very open and honest advice about what is in the best interest of the client’, Van Doorne’s IP and media practice handles the full range of IP work for a high-profile international and domestic client roster. The group works closely with its IT colleagues and can provide multi-disciplinary teams in areas such as FinTech and Healthtech. The ‘outstandingKriek Wille heads up the group and has notable expertise in design protection work and transactions involving IP portfolios. Bas Pinckaers leads the patent and trade secrets team; Dominique Geerts also has expertise in media law, and Chris In ‘t Veld focuses on IP contracts and transactions.