Gie van den Broek

Lawyer

Fields of practice
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Intellectual property law
  • Domain name disputes
  • Trademark law
  • Copyright law

Gie van den Broek studied Dutch law at Maastricht University with a major in European Legal Studies. During his Masters he studied one year at Université d’ Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence. With a VSB-scholarship he onwards obtained a postgraduate Multidisciplinary Master in European Studies at the University of Liège. A Robert Schuman scholarship enabled Gie in 1996 to work on a legal study on illegal and harmful content on internet at DG IV of the European Parliament.

Gie has extensive legal experience in the areas of corporate law, (commercial) contracts, in particular franchising, licensing and sponsorship agreements and general contract law. Gie is a specialist in trademark protection and anti-counterfeiting. He is a strong negotiator, and has gained experience in IP litigation against infringers.

Gie's recent work includes
  • Frequent speaker about counterfeit and contributory infringement at international events (e.g. ECTA Annual conference 2018 and the Global IP Exchange Europe event on Berlin 2018)
  • Responsible for the LXA’s membership of the INCOPRO Legal Network
  • Active member of ECTA’s Anti-Counterfeit Committee since 2009
  • Runs the anti-counterfeit practice for 30 brand owners, and handled over 300 cases in 2018. The vast majority was resolved cost-effectively, making the brand protection program overall self-funding

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