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Herwin Roerdink – Partner

Herwin helps clients to protect, commercialise and defend their IP. Furthermore, he assists clients with online marketing, tech and data-related issues.

With a focus on trademark, design and copyright issues, Herwin handles both litigation (before national courts, BOIP, EUIPO and European courts) and advisory/transactional work for clients spanning diverse sectors like FMCG, fashion and luxury goods, tech, media and entertainment, renewable energy and charity.

Herwin is an active member of the International Trademarks Association (INTA, member of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee), MARQUES (member of the Designs Team), and the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM, member of the PR Committee).

What others say

He has been “recognised for his professionalism and technical insights. He is a go-to adviser for clients across diverse sectors, and his hands-on nature and deep knowledge make him an exceptional choice for all IP-related matters” (Silver, WTR1000) and as a lawyer who “combines high professionalism, excellent knowledge and a friendly, pragmatic approach” (Chambers Global) and “an excellent business lawyer” (WTR1000). “Clients love his hands-on nature, vast IP knowledge and technical insights”, according to WTR1000.

Recent work

  • Representing a trademark owner before the Benelux Court of Justice.
  • Representing a building material designer before the European Court of Justice (General Court).
  • Acting for a well-known chocolate manufacturer in multiple trademark and copyright infringements.
  • Assisting a large international company in setting up its global license structure.
  • Representing an American lifestyle retailer in relation to trademark infringement and opposition proceedings.
  • Assisting a well know sports car manufacturer in an acquisition.
  • Advising a publisher on several commercial contracts and use of AI.
  • Taking action against counterfeit products and arranging custom measures.

Herwin has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): Intellectual Property (Intellectueel Eigendomsrecht). Based on this registration, Herwin is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.