Thomas Berendsen

Partner

Fields of practice
  • Intellectual property law
  • Design law
  • Patent law
  • Trademark law
  • Copyright law

Thomas has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Intellectual Property Law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calender year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Thomas Berendsen joined LXA The Law Firm in 2013 and is heading the IP/IT and Privacy department of LXA.
Thomas is specialized in intellectual property law, with a focus on trade mark, copyright, design law and patent law. Furthermore, Thomas has a vast experience in the field of misleading and comparative advertising, passing off and ICT (Information Communication Technology) matters.

Thomas is a member of the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design law, the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA) and a regular speaker at conferences of these organizations.

In addition, Thomas is responsible for the LXA’s membership of the INCOPRO Legal Network, enabling LXA to combine its legal services in the fight against counterfeit with state-of-the-art online solutions, as part of a network of legal experts in the field.

Thomas's recent work includes
  • Involvement in a landmark case concerning patentability of essential biological processes
  • Running a continuous anti-counterfeit program for a large number of international brand owners
  • Structuring IP portfolios for various SME and multinationals
  • Multiple complex court proceedings concerning copyrights, design rights and trademarks

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