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Heffels Spiegeler Advocaten
Parkstraat 99
2514 JH The Hague

HEFFELS SPIEGELER ATTORNEYS AT LAW is an international law firm specialising in intellectual property law. Our boutique firm was established in 2013 and has since grown into a firm with particular expertise in Dutch, French and German IP law. This, combined with native lawyers, attorneys at HEFFELS SPIEGELER means not only understanding the legal side, but also the cultural part of it all. Which of course benefits all communication.

Our expertise lies in the services for the needs of clients in the field of intellectual property law, trademarks, copyrights and design rights, patents and industrial designs.  We also support our clients in their negotiations, in drafting agreements and in litigation in respect of all IP matters and IP related contracts.

HEFFELS SPIEGELER ATTORNEYS AT LAW advises and represents its international clients across a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, industrial design, media, retail, food and beverages, entertainment and publishing.

Because our lawyers have an international background and are also admitted to the Paris bar, we are not only able to plead in the Netherlands, but also in a French courtroom.

HEFFELS SPIEGELER ATTORNEYS AT LAW also has a specialization in privacy, competition law, consumer law and art law. HEFFELS SPIEGELER ATTORNEYS AT LAW offers a wide range of art law services for artists, collectors, galleries, dealers as well as art fairs, auction houses, museums and art institutions. Collaborating with our network of government officials, art advisors, specialists and tax lawyers, we have a broad understanding of legal and business objectives and the sensitivity of matters.

Practice areas: Copyright, designs, patent litigation, patent prosecution, patent office proceedings, patent contentious, patent strategy and counseling, trade mark contentious, trade mark litigation, trade mark office proceedings, trade mark prosecution, trade mark strategy and counseling, IP transactions, life sciences.

Sector specialisation: artificial intelligence, arts, automotive, biotechnology, chemistry, computer technology and services, e-commerce, electrical, electronics, fashion and luxury goods, film, ICT and software, industrials, instruments, internet, life sciences, mechanical, media, medical device, music, pharmaceutical, robotics, semiconductors, technology hardware, telecommunications, tobacco, universities and research.

Department Name Email Telephone
Founder / partner Brigitte Spiegeler brigitte.spiegeler@heffels-spiegeler.com 0031 70-2170200
Office/ Marketing manager Kim Goudzwaard Kim.goudzwaard@heffels-spiegeler.com 0031 70-2170200
Photo Name Position Profile
Eline Cremers photo Eline Cremers Eline obtained a master’s degree in law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam…
Brigitte Spiegeler photo Brigitte Spiegeler Brigitte is founding partner since 2013 of HEFFELS SPIEGELER ATORNEYS AT LAW.
Eline Cremers : Attorney at Law
Patric Paters : Legal Expert IPlaw
INTA - Anticounterfeiting Committee
UNION IP - secretary

Brigitte Spiegeler, Partner

1) What has been your greatest achievement, in a professional and personal capacity?

Settling as well as winning some major IP litigations, together with the team is key to great achievements. High quality services can be delivered to our clients with our strong team of talented international lawyers. This allows us to tackle most complex intellectual property issues within tight timeframes and enjoying it as well. Next to an exciting law practice, my activities as an artist are also beautiful challenges. Like for instance a monumental sculpture created for public space in a nationwide well-known show, as well as art shows worldwide in galleries in Shanghai, Istanbul, Venice, Düsseldorf and Singapore.


2) What do you do differently from our peers in the industry?

We listen, create and connect. We are business partners to our clients. We are trusted partners in a long-term relationship with clients. We work in the language of the client. This can be Dutch for a client from the Netherlands, but also French for French clients, as well as German or English for clients from jurisdictions practicing these languages. We also bear in mind the culture, the business goals of the client looking at a broader perspective.


3) What advice would you give your younger self?

Observe, orient, decide and act. Do not stay too long in observation mode. Be strong, creative and confident, do it, experience it and enjoy the ride!


4) Can you give me a practical example of how you helped a client add value to the business?

There are many examples to give, an important one is to look together with the client to the IP portfolio and to determine together the strategy to develop, to protect and to enforce the IP rights and act against infringements. Clients appreciate a lot when they can have a clear strategy and everything is well streamlined. Money is saved and value is created. We also assist our clients when they have international matters to connect them to excellent lawyers in each jurisdiction needed.


5) Within your sector, what do you think will be the biggest challenge for clients over the next 12 months?

Complying with the rules on corporate sustainability due diligence will be a challenge for clients. We are glad to help our clients with these challenges.