Mark van Gardingen > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS

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Mark van Gardingen (partner) specialises in litigating and coordinating patent and trade secret disputes (before national & international courts as well as the EPO). Mark’s litigation experience comprises all technologies (from mobile phones to polymers for paint and packages), but he specifically focuses on (bio-)chemical inventions. His clients include Heineken, Dow, Synthon, Novozymes and Accord Healthcare Corp.

Mark regularly writes articles on patent law in international journals and is a regular speaker at leading international conferences.


English, French, German, Dutch


EPLAW, AIPPI (UPC Internal Committee Member)


JD Utrecht (1997); Stibbe (1997-2004).

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Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Leading individuals)

Mark van GardingenBrinkhof

Brinkhof is lauded as one of the top IP firms in Europe. One of its clear strengths is the ability to coordinate litigation across Europe and beyond. Pharma, biotech, electronics, and various food and other consumer goods are some of its sector expertise and it has close connections in academia and the judiciary. The firm is also known for its deep understanding of cutting edge technology. The well-known Richard Ebbink and Mark Van Gardingen head a talented team: ‘Stand-out partner’ Daan De Lange, ‘rising star’ Jan Pot, and Koen Bijvank, who is considered outstanding, particularly for oppositions. Barbara Mooij is also a notable team member.