IP & IT
We deal with IT contracts and licensing agreements on a daily basis, which is why we are able to solve any issues currently pending, as well as prevent future ones from cropping up. We always keep a close eye on privacy laws and will always look for workable solutions to deal with them in the right way.
Assisting authors and their representatives looking to have their rights protected, we also come to the aid of businesses looking for the right legal framework to house the use of their products and services, or companies that might have questions about doing business in the digital age. We are able to advise on the best ways of protecting your ideas, plans and products and can help draft and negotiate the contracts that will match your needs. Letting us take care of this will save you time, money and energy.
And should matters need to be taken to court, we’ll also be there to fight the good fight on your behalf. You won’t find us taken aback by complex cases about the big issues. Over the years, we have built up a vast array of experience in setting up and implementing cost-efficient enforcement strategies.
We also assist international clients and businesses by employing our individual networks to also offer them specialist expertise abroad. These international networks enable us to swiftly retain attorneys in a large number of foreign countries.
Chambers Europe en Global 2023 about the team:
Höcker Advocaten has a strong focus on advising media sector clients on copyright infringement proceedings and disputes around copyright levies. The law firm also represents clients in moral rights litigation. The team additionally assists with advertising matters, as well as anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures. It has experience acting for collecting societies and artist associations.
“The depth of the team’s analysis of complex matters and understanding of the modern technology and online environment is very good.”
“The lawyers are very precise and think things through thoroughly.”
Legal 500 2023 about the team:
Representing collecting associations and artists associations in complex copyright infringement proceedings is a niche specialism of Höcker’s IP team. Copyright law expert Jacqueline Seignette leads the practice, working on high-profile cases in the media and entertainment anti-piracy space as well as defending collecting societies in music-related competition disputes. Joep Meddens is a key contact for clients in the music sector for advice on transactions, including IP due diligence. Meddens is also an experienced litigator dealing with a range of disputes in the music and entertainment space, including counterfeit issues and trade mark infringement claims. Marijn Kingma is a name to note for copyright and privacy matters.
“Höcker has a relevant Intellectual Property department already for a long period of time, where the younger generation perfectly fits in. Well-known in The Netherlands.”
“The team is responsive, and they know their stuff”
‘Marijn Kingma and Joep Meddens are leading experts in the field of collective rights management. They know the market sector inside-out.”
“‘Höcker Advocaten uses useful technological tools. The firm is at the forefront of innovation and proficient with blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Its IP technologies are very important for the client.”