WIPR Leaders 2020 149
Name: Klaas Bisschop
Law firm: Hogan Lovells
Klaas Bisschop is a partner at Hogan Lovells
and is based in the firm’s Amsterdam office. He
focuses his practice on complex disputes, with an emphasis on
high-tech matters. He has represented clients before the Dutch
first instance courts and courts of appeal, the European Patent
office, and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
In a notable case he represented a pharmaceutical company in
proceedings before the CJEU on preliminary questions referred by
the District Court of The Hague.
Name: David Bot
Law firm: NLO
David Bot joined NLO in 2001 and is a managing
partner. From 1996 to 2001 he worked at Quest
International, where he held management positions related
to product management, product development and product
application. Bot has represented clients in the food, nutrition,
pharmacy and process technology industries. He is also involved
in opposition proceedings against European patents.
Name: Jaap Bremer
Law firm: BarentsKrans
Jaap Bremer specialises in patent and trade
mark litigation. He works in the firm’s IP and
technology group, representing clients from various sectors,
including automotive, nutrition, life sciences and telecoms. He
has extensive experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation,
in particular concerning antidepressants, bisphosphonates and
Name: Adonna Alkema
Law firm: Hofhuis Alkema Groen
Adonna Alkema focuses her practice on
copyright, database rights, trademarks, domain names, unfair
competition, advertising, product information law, health claims,
labelling, distribution and licensing agreements. Before founding
Hofhuis Alkema Groen, she worked in the intellectual property
practice group of Stibbe and with IP boutique law firm Klos Morel
Vos & Schaap. Her notable cases include providing advice for the
Motion Picture Association of America on licensing, collective
bargaining and a range of media issues, as well as representing
Red Bull in Benelux trademark matters.
Name: Eric Bakker
Law firm: Bakker & Verkuijl
Position: Trademark attorney
Eric Bakker has more than 30 years’ experience as
an intellectual property attorney and specialises
in brand protection and also has experience in Europe and
international procedures. He represents clients in the consumer
goods, paints, chemicals and computer hardware industries.
They include local industrial companies, publishing companies
and service providers in culture, entertainment, education and
human resources. He has worked at Bakker & Verkuijl since 2003.
Bakker’s practice mainly focuses on trademarks, infringement,
prosecution and licensing.
Name: Bas Berghuis Van Woortman
Law firm: Simmons & Simmons
Bas Berghuis Van Woortman, a partner and
national head of the IP practice at Simmons
& Simmons Amsterdam, works in all areas of IP, with a focus
on patents and technology. He has particular expertise in the
life sciences sector, handling patent and technology matters
regarding medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He also acts
in matters concerning telecommunications, electronics and
software. One of his most notable cases is his representation of
Samsung in its patent and design rights dispute with Apple.