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Vondst policy Corona virus (COVID-19)


The Dutch government advises Dutch people to stay at home if they show any symptoms of the disease and also to work remotely as much as possible. This helps prevent the spread of the virus. Vondst supports this policy. Until further notice, we will therefore, in principle, work remotely and will, as far as possible, […]


Update case law failed IT projects


Polo van der Putt recently published an article on case law regarding failed IT projects for the Dutch computer law magazine Computerrecht. It appears that many project still go wrong, most cases require a (new) notice of default and breaches of the principles of professional care may offer a new angle to approach failed projects.


Tjeerd Overdijk speaks during International Conference “IP Protection for Plant Innovation”


On 29 November 2019 Tjeerd will be speaking at the 9th edition of the International Conference “IP Protection for Plant Innovation”, held in Amsterdam on 28 and 29 November 2019. The topic to be addressed is recent developments in the field of rights of breeders with regard to so-called Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs). Tjeerd will […]


Case comment ECJ Abraxis


The summer issue of the European Pharmaceutical Law Review, Volume 3, no. 2, 2019, was just published and contains a case note on the Abraxis case by Otto Swens and Carly van der Beek. In the note, they discuss the recent judgment concerning Supplementary Protections Certificates (SPCs), taking into account also how the Courts ruling […]


Vondst ranked in IAM Patent 1000


Great rankings in the latest IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals! The IAM Patent is a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. Based on research and feedback from peers, the IAM Patent 1000 applauds Vondst as follows: “Representing some of the biggest names in the […]


Vondst ranked in The Legal 500 2019


Great rankings in the latest Legal 500 EMEA 2019 for our IP, Patents and IT & Outsourcing teams! The Legal 500 is one of the renowned clients guides to the best law firms and top lawyers. Based on research and feedback from clients and peers, The Legal 500 applauds Vondst as follows: Information technology (tier […]


Case comments Polo van der Putt


Polo van der Putt wrote a comment to the judgement of the court of Noord-Brabant dated 3 October 2018. In this judgment the court annulled the contractual limitations of liability, as the supplier suspended provision of services in reaction to non-payment by the dissatisfied customer. Read the comment here (in Dutch).


Herwin Roerdink named in the 2019 edition of WIPR Leaders


Herwin Roerdink has been named in the 2019 edition of WIPR Leaders. Profiling the leading IP practitioners from around the world, WIPR Leaders consists of an online directory of entrants as well as hard copy handbooks for both patents and trademarks. All Leaders were chosen after a four month nomination process, in which WIPR sought […]


Arvid van Oorschot and Ricardo Dijkstra speakers at C5’s 11th Annual Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation, 26-27 February 2019 in Amsterdam


This Pan-European Pharma and Biotech Patent Litigation Forum will feature insights and practical guidance from experts in this field. The forum comes at a significant time in Europe. With Brexit looming and the impending ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany as a result of a pending complaint before the German Constitutional Court, there are […]


Handbook European SPCs Unravelled published


Ricardo Dijkstra, Carly van der Beek and Berber van der Wansem contributed to the handbook European SPCs Unravelled, A Practitioner’s Guide to Supplementary Protection Certificates in Europe, which is published by Wolters Kluwer. While supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) are governed by the same substantive rules in all Member States of the European Union and the […]


Case comment by Otto Swens: the UK Supreme Court Pregabilin judgment


Otto Swens wrote a comment (in Dutch) on the UK Supreme Court Pregabaline judgment, one of the most interesting patent cases in Europe on Swiss-type claims and plausability.


Outsourcing headache


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.


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


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; […]


Article Herwin Roerdink on the e-Privacyregulation


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 […]


Vondst ontbijtsessie – Update privacyrecht (6 februari 2018)


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


Patent lawyer Arvid van Oorschot joins Vondst Advocaten


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




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


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


3rd edition book Data Protection & Privacy


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


Polo van der Putt in Computer Law Magazine on specifying functionaly


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


Comments Polo van der Putt on failed automation project


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


Seminar Topical Issues Plant Variety Law Thursday 20 November 2014


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


Polo van der Putt geïnterviewd door de AutomatiseringGids


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


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


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


Checklist T&Cs Dutch IT industry trade organisation


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


Big data and liability


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


Delivery dates in IT contracts not binding?


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


Scope of protection vs contribution to the art


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


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


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.


Publication Tjeerd Overdijk on radish sprout case


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.


Privacy watchdog rules on big data


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.


IT business cases


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


Commentary by Polo van der Putt in Computerrecht


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


Update on Plant Variety Law by Vondst


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


Innovation and outsourcing


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


Vondst in New York


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


Artikel van Puck Polter in European Journal of Law and Technology


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Commentary on sales law and software


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


Otto Swens lecture for the Amsterdam Young Bar Association


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


Early Warning Outsourcing – article in Outsource Magazine


Classical outsourcing agreements are too rigid.


Tineke van de Bunt joins Vondst


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


Herwin Roerdink on data protection during Social Messaging Event


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


Ricardo Dijkstra on Business News Radio on patent law


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


Interview Herwin Roerdink in Amsterdam Bar Bulletin on GDPR


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


Tjeerd Overdijk bij BNR over octrooirecht op planten


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


Vondst ranked in IAM Patent 1000


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.


Herwin Roerdink on data protection in the fashion industry


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


BNR interviewt Ricardo Dijkstra


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


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


The logistics increasingly use IT.


Vondst breakfast seminar privay law


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


Herwin Roerdink on big data and privacy in the construction industry


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.


Vondst ranked in Chambers Global 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.


Webinar patent law by Otto Swens and Ricardo Dijkstra


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.


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


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


Herwin Roerdink appointed as partner


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


Publication in BMM Bulletin – Nadine Reijnders-Wiersma


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


Otto Swens winner of Client Choice Award 2016: Patents


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


29 October 2015 Vondst Trade Marks Seminar


Update Trade Mark Law with Vondst


Herwin Roerdink on national radio regarding colour trademark


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.


Herwin Roerdink speaks at NVvIR about apps and intellectual property rights


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


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


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


Vondst seminar on marketing & privacy


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


Herwin Roerdink blogger at Marketingonline.nl


Herwin Roerdink is blogger at marketingonline.nl.


Now hiring: associate for the IT practice


Vondst is currently hiring an associate for the IT practice.


Ricardo Dijkstra on national radio about opening patent portfolio Toyota


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.


IP lawyer Herwin Roerdink moves to Vondst


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


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


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.


Interview with Ricardo Dijkstra in magazine Mr.


Patent lawyer Ricardo Dijkstra joined Vondst as per 1 September.


Ricardo Dijkstra on national radio regarding patent case Philips


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.


Data Protection & Privacy – 2014 edition


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


Ricardo Dijkstra and Nadine Wiersma join Vondst


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


Vondst is hiring patent lawyer


Vondst is hiring an associate for the patent litigation practice. 


Polo van der Putt attends ITechLaw India conference


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


UPOV EDV Seminar 22 October, 2013


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


Third Symposium Breeding and protecting


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.


Lilly Klymowsky joins Vondst as associate


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


Bart Kiewiet chairs Workshop on CPVO Seminar on 30 May 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).


Amsterdam Economic Board


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


Polo van der Putt teaches on e-commerce


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


Court of Justice and second hand software


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.


Outsourcing and architecture


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


Another failed IT-project


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.


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


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


Annual Data Protection Conference


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


Polo van der Putt lectures on outsourcing trends


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


Launch Data Protection Book


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


Default due to unability to perform?


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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