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Hemke de Weijs

Lawyer
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LocationArnhem
BranchesFood & Agriculture, Healthcare
ExpertisesIntellectual Property Law
Telephone+31 (0)88 752 02 43
Mobile+31 (0)6 10 84 14 01

Hemke de Weijs specialises in intellectual property law. She is very experienced in advising, litigating and drafting agreements on all kinds of subjects protected by intellectual property rights. Hemke is ranked by Chambers Europe and Global 2017.

Her areas of expertise are:

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Design rights
  • Unfair competition
  • Media and advertising law

In those fields she has advised and represented multinationals and MSEs as well as governmental bodies. As an example, she has litigated about trade marks on food packing, about defamatory publications, (pharmaceutical) advertising, television programmes, slogans, designs, copyright in a digital environment and about publishing rights. Her focus is on the fashion, design and lifestyle sectors and the food sector. She drafts and negotiates license agreements, R&D agreements and NDAs, among others. A large part of her practice is related to cross-border infringements.

She graduated in 1997 from the University of Groningen and she started to practice law as Intellectual Property and ICT legal counsel. From 2000 onwards she worked as an attorney at law at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. She joined Nysingh in 2006, where she set up the IP practice group, which now consists of three IP lawyers and three ICT lawyers; she is still the head of the practice group. Hemke is a member of several professional associations in the field of IP.

She has written several publications on various intellectual property issues.


Lawyer since:

2000

Education:

University of Groningen

Language skills:

English, German

Practice areas:

  • Intellectual property
  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Design rights
  • Unfair competition
  • Media and advertising law

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