Firm Profile > Louwers IP Technology Advocaten > Eindhoven, Netherlands

Louwers IP Technology Advocaten
Innovation Powerhouse
Zwaanstraat 31k
5651 CA Eindhoven

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

Boutique IP and technology practice Louwers IP Technology Advocaten handles traditional IT and data privacy work, and also advises on new technologies. It is particularly active in IT litigation, contracting, outsourcing, cloudsourcing and compliance. Practice head Huub de Jong is adept at handling disputes and IT contracts, often with an international component. Ernst-Jan  Louwers provides strategic legal advice to IT and high-tech companies.

Practice head(s):

Huub de Jong

Other key lawyers:

Tom de Wit; Ernst-Jan Louwers


‘Good knowledge of, and practical approach to, IT contract drafting and negotiating’

‘Huub de Jong of this firm is very practicable and easy going. ’

‘What I really appreciate about Louwers, and Huub de Jong in particular, is the fact that he combines and translates his expertise into useful and pragmatic advice that is fit for purpose. ’

‘Louwers is a good, honest and transparent law firm, it takes responsibility and is always available if necessary.’

‘Huub de Jong’s talent is that his rich expertise and experience in the technology field of the law allows him to gain a deep understanding of the problem presented to him’.

‘Huub de Jong is not only pleasant to work with, but is a very good listener, sparring partner and easily translates your needs to a product.’

‘Great team, quick in responses, good support in law case and all our legal questions. Compared to other firms never have to wait to long.’

‘Tom de Wit is a pleasure to work with. He is easy to reach and a good sounding board.’

Key clients






CycloMedia Technology

Broad Horizon

Group 2000


Fysicon (part of Canon Medical Systems Corporation)


Smart Photonics

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 5

Based in Eindhoven's 'brainport' and with an office in The Hague, Louwers IP Technology Advocaten is an in-demand firm for its blend of IP and technology expertise. Founding partner Ernst-Jan  Louwers is highly recommended for his client handling as much as his deep knowledge of all aspects of IP and new technologies such as AI and robotics. The firm's specialisms combine traditional IP law with its intersection with technology, including emerging technologies, and the application of IP law to online activities. Evelyn Peerboom-Gerrits and Lisa Molenaars are two of the core team members and Tom de Wit is noted for his additional IT and privacy law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Ernst-Jan Louwers


‘Specialised lawyers with in-depth experience and interest in trade marks, copyrights and design rights.’

‘Ernst-Jan Louwers: committed, experienced, knowledgeable.’

‘Louwers IP|Technology lawyers have an in-depth understanding and thorough knowledge of all things IP related. The region around Eindhoven (AKA Brainport Region) is known as the most intelligent region in Europe, and this law firm matches the high demands of this region in the legal field.’

‘Ernst-Jan Louwers, the firm’s founder, is an outstanding legal professional, who has not lost touch with the human side of technology matters. His patient and thorough nature give confidence that any legal conflict will be handled professionally.’

Tom de Wit is a scientist turned lawyer. His knowledge is unmeasurable. Frank Rutgers is the new kid on the block, a true whiz kid who has outstanding people skills.’

‘Well experienced, quick and involved in our business. Business support is important for us and they are a very good partner for us. ’

‘Highly experienced, easy to reach, and quick. The team is very interested in our business and that’s why they can give us quick and well-motivated answers. ’

‘Very engaged and hands-on.’

‘Very professional team with a pleasant and friendly client approach. High success rate.’

‘Both lawyers came extremely well prepared and were certainly more knowledgeable on the subject matter than the lawyer of the opposing party. My impressions of both Ernst Jan Louwers and Eva van Groezen were most favorable.’

Key clients

Driscoll’s of Europe B.V.

Springer Nature

CTOUCH Europe B.V.

Brainport Development

Smart Photonics B.V.

CycloMedia Technologies B.V.

Fysicon B.V.


Color Concepts



Dimenco B.V.

The firm: Ernst-Jan Louwers took the initiative in 2006 for establishing the niche firm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten. The senior lawyers in the firm previously worked in large law firms.

Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten is a modern, no-nonsense niche firm in the field of IT/internet, privacy, intellectual property and innovation, especially at the intersection of law and technology. The firm is established in the design and technology region Brainport Eindhoven and the equally innovative region of The Hague.

Areas of practice: As fully qualified lawyers admitted to the Dutch Bar the firm represents clients’ interests in litigation, contracts, ad hoc or strategic advice, due diligence and more structural support like legal management, contract, IP and data protection management.

The firm assists market participants and (semi) government in the timely recognition and interpretation of developments in the field of IT, internet, IP, innovation and technology and proper control of their position and interests.

IP and innovation: The firm’s IP practice includes advice and disputes on trademarks, copyright, counterfeit products, plagiarism, database rights, patents, plant breeders’ rights, design rights, trade names, domain names, drafting licensing agreements and franchising. Read more on the firm’s website on intellectual property and innovation.

IT and IT outsourcing: The firm covers a broad range of IT related issues, such as contracting, negotiations, drafting, transfers, IT disputes, software protection, open source software, IT procurement, cloud sourcing and outsourcing of complicated IT projects. Read more on the firm’s website on IT and IT outsourcing.

Internet and eCommerce: The firm services clients on all internet and e-commerce related legal issues, including general terms and conditions, web design agreements, privacy policies, cookies, apps, copyrights and database rights, e-commerce consumer law and other aspects of internet law. Read more on the firm’s website on internet and e-commerce law.

Privacy and security: Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten is strong in data privacy and processing of personal data, in particular in the light of the new EU rules under the GDPR. The firm has particular experience with handling data leakages for clients from a legal perspective and data privacy related litigation. Read more on the firm’s website on privacy.

Commercial contracts: For more general commercial contracts you may trust on the knowledge and experience of the lawyers at Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten. Among others this includes innovation contracts, distribution agreements, agency, R&D and consortium agreements. Furthermore, clients can rely on the firm’s expertise and experience with commercial contracts such as agency and distribution agreements, and disputes about these subjects. These issues are often closely intertwined with the other areas of law covered by Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual property and innovation Ernst-Jan Louwers 0031 40 2393 203
Intellectual property and innovation Evelyn Peerboom-Gerrits 0031 40 2393 202
Intellectual property and innovation Eva van Groezen 0031 40 2393 206
Intellectual property and innovation Lisa Molenaars 0031 6 2156 4116
Intellectual property and innovation Frank Rutgers 0031 40 2393 204
Intellectual property and innovation Esmée Fonville 0031 6 8344 0502
IT and IT outsourcing Huub de Jong 0031 70 2400 836
IT and IT outsourcing Tom de Wit 0031 40 2393 209
IT and IT outsourcing Evelyn Peerboom-Gerrits 0031 40 2393 202
IT and IT outsourcing Annemarie Bolscher 0031 40 2393 208
IT and IT outsourcing Eva van Groezen 0031 40 2393 206
IT and IT outsourcing Lisa Molenaars 0031 6 2156 4116
IT and IT outsourcing Esmée Fonville 0031 6 8344 0502
Privacy and security Huub de Jong 0031 70 2400 836
Privacy and security Tom de Wit 0031 40 2393 209
Privacy and security Evelyn Peerboom-Gerrits 0031 40 2393 202
Privacy and security Lisa Molenaars 0031 6 2156 4116
Privacy and security Esmée Fonville 0031 6 8344 0502
Internet and e-commerce Ernst-Jan Louwers 0031 40 2393 203
Internet and e-commerce Huub de Jong 0031 70 2400 836
Internet and e-commerce Annemarie Bolscher 0031 40 2393 208
Internet and e-commerce Eva van Groezen 0031 40 2393 206
Commercial contracts Ernst-Jan Louwers 0031 40 2393 203
Commercial contracts Annemarie Bolscher 0031 40 2393 208
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Annemarie Bolscher  photo Mrs Annemarie Bolscher Attorney-at-law
 Ernst-Jan  Louwers  photo Ernst-Jan  Louwers Founding partner / Attorney-at-law
Mrs Evelyn Peerboom-Gerrits  photo Mrs Evelyn Peerboom-Gerrits Attorney-at-law
Mr Frank Rutgers  photo Mr Frank Rutgers Attorney-at-law
Mr Tom de Wit  photo Mr Tom de Wit Partner / Attorney-at-law
Mrs Eva van Groezen  photo Mrs Eva van Groezen Attorney-at-law
Number of lawyers : 10
at this office : 7
Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
BMM (The Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law)
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
INTA - International Trademark Association
ITechLaw Association
Other offices : The Hague