DUJAT – Houthoff Buruma | Intellectual property seminar

Thursday JUNE 12, 2014
Venue: Houthoff Buruma Office in Amsterdam (Gustav Mahlerplein 50, 1082 MA Amsterdam)

Intellectual property management has become one of the key focuses of today’s corporations. As a result of the increasing manufacturing abroad, the management of Intellectual Property is now a very important aspect of internationally operating companies.

In this seminar, Houthoff Buruma will inform you about a number of successful cases advising their (Japanese and Dutch) clients on Dispute Resolution, IT&IP.  Cases have included companies like Kawasaki Motors, eBay, DSB Bank, Marktplaats.nl and Mercis (Miffy) versusSanrio.

Yamaha Motor Europe NV one of our long-standing DUJAT Japanese member companies (manufacturing the popular Yamaha motorcycles, marine outboard engines and many more products) and Astellas Pharma, a leading pharmaceutical company from Japan and also DUJAT member,  will share their experiences in dealing with intellectual property protection.  The seminar will be in English, however the handouts will be provided also in Japanese.  The admission is free of charge.

Please register as soon as possible by sending an email to suzuki@dujat.nl as there is a limited space.



·       13.30 – 14.00:

Registration | coffee and tea (23rd floor of Ito building at Houthoff Buruma in Amsterdam)


·       14.00 – 14.05:

Opening and welcome by Radboud Molijn, Managing Director of DUJAT


·       14.05 – 14.20:

Welcome and short company profile Houthoff Buruma by Kyoko Tollenaar, Counsel Corporate M&A of Houthoff Buruma


·       14.20 – 14.50:

Legal aspects and concerns from a Dutch and EU perspective by Thomas de Weerd, Partner Intellectual Property & IT of Houthoff Buruma


·       14.50 – 15.20:

Experience with intellectual property protection by Mr. Niels Ouwerkerk, Associate Scientific Director of Astellas Pharma


·       15:20  – 15.50:

Short break |coffee and tea


·       15.50 – 16:20:

Experience with intellectual property protection by Mr. Jeroen Auping, General Legal Counsel of

Yamaha Motor Europe NV


·       16:20 – 16.50:

Experience with intellectual property related legal proceedings by Bas Le Poole, Partner Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & IT of Houthoff Buruma:

1.     Mercis (Nijntje) vs Sanrio (Cathy); and

2.     Kawasaki Motors Europe.


·       16.50 – 17.20:

Discussion and Q&A by all


·       17.20 – 17.25:

Closing remarks DUJAT by Radboud Molijn.


·       17.20 – 19.00:

Drinks & Networking