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Polo van der Putt speaks at Ignite conference

11.10.2018

Polo van der Putt has given a presentation at the Ignite conference of paloalto Networks. The conference was held in the Amsterdam Conference Building (RAI) and over 2.000 participants joined the session. Subject matter was the processing of security data and implementing  security measures under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Especially recital 49 GDPR […]

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Outsourcing headache

03.10.2018

Polo van der Putt gave a presentation at the seminar of the Dutch Outsourcing Association about the legal aspects of failed outsourcing projects. The presentations can be found here.

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Article Arvid van Oorschot on drug research and the Bolar-exemption

10.09.2018

The Dutch legal journal JGR (journal on medicines law) recently published an article titled ‘Geneesmiddelenonderzoek en de Bolar-exceptie; harmonisatie tot de voordeur’ (Drug research and the Bolar-exemption; harmonization up to the front door) written by Arvid van Oorschot. The article covers the lack of European harmonization of the exemption for drug research in patent law; […]

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Vondst ranked in IAM Patent 1000

11.06.2018

Last week the IAM Patent 1000 2018 Guide was published containing the “World’s Leading Patent Professionals”. Vondst was again ranked in “Tier 2”. IAM Patent 1000 explains: Toward the end of last year, IP and life sciences specialist Vondst Advocaten celebrated a decade of fighting important battles in Dutch intellectual property. Champion to a brigade […]

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Carly van der Beek joins Vondst Advocaten

04.06.2018

Carly van der Beek joins the patent & life sciences practice of Vondst as a lawyer as of 1 June. Otto Swens, partner at Vondst: “We are delighted that Carly has joined our team. Carly has been litigating in the field of patents and life sciences since the beginning of her career and is a […]

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Article Herwin Roerdink on the e-Privacyregulation

05.03.2018

Recently the article of Herwin Roerdink on the proposal of the e-Privacy Regulation has been published in the  Dutch Internet Law Review. In the wake of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the European Commission published its proposal with regard to electronic communications. These rules will impact all organizations that use electronic communications, (online) marketing […]

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Patent lawyer Arvid van Oorschot joins Vondst Advocaten

02.01.2018

Patent lawyer Arvid van Oorschot will become partner and head the technology and life sciences department...

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Artikel van Puck Polter in European Journal of Law and Technology

24.11.2017

Click here for the entire publication

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Tineke van de Bunt joins Vondst

01.11.2017

As of November 1st senior associate Tineke van de Bunt strengthens the IT and privacy practice of Vondst.

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Herwin Roerdink on data protection during Social Messaging Event

09.07.2017

On 22 September 2017 Herwin Roerdink gave a presentation at the Social Messaging Event hosted by Frankwatching.com on the new data protection rules.

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Ricardo Dijkstra on Business News Radio on patent law

04.10.2017

On 4 October 2017 Ricardo Dijkstra has been interviewd on patent law by Business News Radio.

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Presentatie van Polo van der Putt voor het Outsourcecongres

28.09.2017

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Interview Herwin Roerdink in Amsterdam Bar Bulletin on GDPR

09.07.2017

The September edition of the Amsterdam Bar bulletin contains an interview with Herwin Roerdink on the upcoming GDPR.

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Tjeerd Overdijk bij BNR over octrooirecht op planten

11.07.2017

Op 4 juli 2017 was Tjeerd Overdijk live in de uitzending van BNR Zakendoen.

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Vondst ranked in IAM Patent 1000

10.07.2017

We are very proud that the IAM Patent 1000 has ranked Vondst as a firm and Otto Swens and Ricardo Dijkstra individually in it's World's Leading Patent Professionals Guide.

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Herwin Roerdink on data protection in the fashion industry

09.07.2017

During the INTA in Barcelona, Herwin Roerdink gave a presentation regarding fashion brand owners and EU data protection regulations.

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BNR interviewt Ricardo Dijkstra

09.06.2017

Vijf jaar na haar overlijden is nog steeds niet duidelijk wie de bijzondere erfenis van Whitney Houston krijgt.

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Polo van der Putt and Puck Polter published an article in Weg en Wagen

01.06.2017

The logistics increasingly use IT.

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Vondst breakfast seminar privay law

29.03.2017

On 16 May 2017 Vondst will host a seminar on the GDPR.

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Herwin Roerdink on big data and privacy in the construction industry

28.03.2017

On 28 March Herwin Roerdink gave a lecture during the seminar Big Data in the construction industry organised by the Dutch Association of Construction Law.

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Vondst ranked in Chambers Global 2017

27.03.2017

We are very proud that the Chambers Global Guide 2017 has ranked Vondst as one of the leading law firms in the Netherlands that specialises in intellectual property law.

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Webinar patent law by Otto Swens and Ricardo Dijkstra

15.02.2017

Otto Swens and Ricardo Dijkstra gave a webinar on patent law at the 'Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk'. The first part of the webinar deals with the basic principles of patent law, the second part regards the scope of protection.

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Ricardo Dijkstra wins Client Choice Award 2017 for the Netherlands in category IP: Patents

14.02.2017

London, United Kingdom – The winners of the 2017 Client Choice Awards were announced on February 9.

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Herwin Roerdink appointed as partner

06.02.2017

Herwin Roerdink has been appointed as partner with Vondst advocaten as of 1 February 2017.

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Publication in BMM Bulletin – Nadine Reijnders-Wiersma

10.01.2017

Dutch language article by Nadine Reijnders-Wiersma of Vondst published in the BMM Bulletin, the magazine of the Benelux Trademark and Design Rights Society.

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Otto Swens winner of Client Choice Award 2016: Patents

17.02.2016

Otto Swens has been chosen as winner of the Client Choice Award 2016 for the Netherlands in the category IP: Patents.

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29 October 2015 Vondst Trade Marks Seminar

15.10.2015

Update Trade Mark Law with Vondst

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Herwin Roerdink on national radio regarding colour trademark

13.07.2015

Herwin Roerdink was interviewed by national Dutch radio (BNR News radio) about the ruling of the German Federal Supreme Court brought by Unilever against the blue colour trademark of the German beauty company Beiersdorf for its well-known Nivea skin-care product.

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Herwin Roerdink speaks at NVvIR about apps and intellectual property rights

25.06.2015

During the Spring Meeting of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR) lectured about apps and intellectual property.

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Ricardo Dijkstra speaks at UNION congress about sufficiency and clarity in patent law

03.03.2015

During the UNION Round Table of February 27, 2015 in Munich Ricardo Dijkstra lectured about sufficiency and clarity in patent law.

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Vondst seminar on marketing & privacy

03.02.2015

On 17 March 2015 Vondst hosts a seminar on marketing and privacy.

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Herwin Roerdink blogger at Marketingonline.nl

16.01.2015

Herwin Roerdink is blogger at marketingonline.nl.

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Now hiring: associate for the IT practice

12.01.2015

Vondst is currently hiring an associate for the IT practice.

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Ricardo Dijkstra on national radio about opening patent portfolio Toyota

07.01.2015

Ricardo Dijkstra was interviewed by national Dutch radio about Toyota’s announcement to open up around 6000 patents in the field of hydrogen technology in order to boost the development and introduction of the hydrogen car.

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IP lawyer Herwin Roerdink moves to Vondst

01.01.2014

IP lawyer Herwin Roerdijk has joined Vondst Advocaten as per December 1, 2014.

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Ricardo Dijkstra moderates Patent Office Roundtable during C5 Life Sciences IP Summit

13.11.2014

During C5’s Life Sciences IP Summit – the industry-leading event for the life sciences industries – Ricardo Dijkstra moderated the Patent Office Roundtable on Friday 14 November 2014.

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Interview with Ricardo Dijkstra in magazine Mr.

08.10.2014

Patent lawyer Ricardo Dijkstra joined Vondst as per 1 September.

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Ricardo Dijkstra on national radio regarding patent case Philips

03.10.2014

Ricardo Dijkstra was interviewed by national Dutch radio about the USD 466 million damages award in the matter against Masimo before the District Court in Delaware, United States.

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Data Protection & Privacy – 2014 edition

24.09.2014

On 23 September the second edition of Data Protection & Privacy was launched.

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Ricardo Dijkstra and Nadine Wiersma join Vondst

28.08.2014

Patent lawyer Ricardo Dijkstra and IP lawyer Nadine Wiersma join Vondst as per September 1, 2014.

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Vondst is hiring patent lawyer

15.07.2014

Vondst is hiring an associate for the patent litigation practice. 

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Polo van der Putt attends ITechLaw India conference

03.02.2014

Polo van der Putt attended the ITechLaw conference in Bangalore, India.

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UPOV EDV Seminar 22 October, 2013

21.10.2013

UPOV, the International Union for the Protection of new Varieties of Plants has organised a seminar on Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs).

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Third Symposium Breeding and protecting

10.06.2013

On 11 June 2013 Tjeerd Overdijk will contribute to the Third Symposium "Breeding and protecting" (combined event of the Dutch Patent Office and the Dutch Plant Variety Board) with an overview of recent case law in the field of plant-related patents.

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Lilly Klymowsky joins Vondst as associate

03.06.2017

As per June 1, 2013, Lilly Klymowksy has joined Vondst as associate attorney-at-law.

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Bart Kiewiet chairs Workshop on CPVO Seminar on 30 May 2013

28.05.2013

Our Of Counsel Bart Kiewiet will chair a Workshop on Enforcement in the Agricultural and Vegetable Sector during the CPVO Seminar on the Enforcement of Plant Variety Rights (Rome, 30 May, 2013).

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Amsterdam Economic Board

07.12.2012

Vondst has participated in the recent event of the Amsterdam Economic Board.

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Polo van der Putt teaches on e-commerce

03.10.2012

Polo van der Putt has given a training on e-commerce for Sdu.

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Court of Justice and second hand software

03.07.2012

In a landmark case (usedSoft-case) the Court of Justice of the EU today decided that buyers of second hand software do need need a license from the software vendor to use the software.

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Outsourcing and architecture

29.06.2012

Polo van der Putt and Titus Engels are the co-authors of the book "Outsourcing onder Architectuur.

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Another failed IT-project

27.04.2012

Today a commentary of Polo van der Putt was published in the Dutch magazine for Computer law (Computerrecht) with respect to a court decision on a failed IT-project.

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Otto Swens spreekt op PDMA jaarcongres, 1 juni a.s., High Tech Campus

13.04.2012

PDMA.NL Annual Conference 2012 - Innovation: Turning Technology into Business

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Annual Data Protection Conference

30.03.2012

Polo van der Putt and Tessa Stallaert attended the Annual Conference of the Dutch Privacy Law Association.

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Polo van der Putt lectures on outsourcing trends

07.03.2012

On 6 March a successful seminar on outsourcing trends took place.

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Launch Data Protection Book

31.01.2012

On 30 January the book "Data Protection & Privacy" was launched in Brussels.

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Default due to unability to perform?

16.01.2012

Comment by Polo van der Putt for the legal blog IT en Recht (IT & Law) to a Supreme Court decision about the unability to perform an IT agreement.

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EVENTS

Arvid van Oorschot and Otto Swens speakers at C5’s Life Sciences IP Summit in Munich, 16-17 October 2018

02.10.2018

On 16 and 17 October, the 5th annual edition of C5’s Life Sciences IP Summit will take place in Munich. Alongside the latest legal information and challenges assessment for Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies, the event will also address the legal environment for Medical Device companies. C5’s Life Sciences IP Summit sets the scene for the […]

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Vondst ontbijtsessie – Update privacyrecht (6 februari 2018)

12.01.2018

Het Vondst Privacy Team nodigt u hierbij graag uit voor de ontbijtsessie Update privacyrecht.

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Puck Polter in Magazine for Internet Law on exhaustion of copyright on software

04.01.2017

Puck Polter of Vondst comments on Court of Justice 12 October 2016, C-166/15 (Ranks en Vasiļevičs vs. Microsoft Corp.).

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3rd edition book Data Protection & Privacy

04.01.2017

Recently, the third edition of the book Data Protection & Privacy from Sweet & Maxwell's International Series has been published. 

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Polo van der Putt in Computer Law Magazine on specifying functionaly

12.10.2015

Polo van der Putt comments on Court of Appeal Den Haag 31 March 2015 (Exact-Brandmeester's).

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Comments Polo van der Putt on failed automation project

02.03.2015

Comments Polo van der Putt for the magazine Computerrecht (Computer Law) on a failed automation project.

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Seminar Topical Issues Plant Variety Law Thursday 20 November 2014

30.10.2014

Practically oriented afternoon Seminar with regard to recent developments in and surrounding Plant Variety Law

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Polo van der Putt geïnterviewd door de AutomatiseringGids

24.10.2014

Polo van der Putt has been interviewed by AutomatiseringGids (Automation Magazine), a leading magazine in the Netherlands for IT professionals.

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Launch Outsourcing Performance 2015 – Polo van der Putt acted as reviewer

10.10.2014

Yesterday the 2015 Outsourcing Performance was launched. Outsourcing Performance is the annual benchmark study of Giarte.

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Checklist T&Cs Dutch IT industry trade organisation

15.08.2014

In juni heeft de branchevereniging van de Nederlandse IT-industrie, Nederland ICT, haar nieuwe algemene voorwaarden gepubliceerd.

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Big data and liability

10.04.2014

Article of Polo van der Putt in the legal magazine Weg & Wagen (Road & Vehicle) on big data and liability.

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Delivery dates in IT contracts not binding?

04.02.2014

Noot van Polo van der Putt in Computerrecht bij Centric/Wehkamp. 

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Scope of protection vs contribution to the art

13.03.2014

Otto Swens, AIPPI Zeist, 12 March 2014 - Power Point presentation Patent debate

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Commentary Tjeerd Overdijk on decision in patent dispute Rovi v. Ziggo

12.02.2013

On 25 June 2013 the Hague Court of Appeal gave a ruling on the validity of a software patent of U.S. based Rovi Coroporation.

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Publication Tjeerd Overdijk on radish sprout case

01.11.2013

In the summer of 2013 both the Hague District Court and the Court of Appeal in the Hague rendered interesting and important decisions on the validity of the so-called radish sprout patent of the Dutch company Taste of Nature.

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Privacy watchdog rules on big data

26.08.2013

Polo van der Putt wrote a blog on IT en Recht (the free Dutch internetforum for IT and Law) on the recent Smart TV ruling of the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

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IT business cases

08.07.2013

Polo van der Putt and Tessa Stallaert wrote an article for Information Magazine on the legal aspects of IT business cases.

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Commentary by Polo van der Putt in Computerrecht

03.01.2013

Polo van der Putt wrote a commentary for Computerrecht, the Dutch Computer Law Magazine.

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Update on Plant Variety Law by Vondst

13.12.2012

Afternoon Seminar on new developments in Plant Variety Law (Dutch spoken only)

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Innovation and outsourcing

02.11.2012

Recently the 10th edition of Outsourcing Performance was published by Giarte.

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Vondst in New York

15.09.2012

Tjeerd Overdijk gives a presentation on Pan-EU injunctions at Fall Meeting of Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

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Commentary on sales law and software

28.08.2012

Commentary of Polo van der Putt and Titus Engels on the recent Supreme Court decision in which sales law was applied to software licenses.

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Otto Swens lecture for the Amsterdam Young Bar Association

24.05.2012

Power point slides of the lecture "Patent Wars: Apple/Samsung" that Otto Swens held for the Amsterdam Young Bar Association on 24 May 2013.

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Early Warning Outsourcing – article in Outsource Magazine

29.12.2011

Classical outsourcing agreements are too rigid.

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28.10.2017

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21.10.2017

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