Dillinger Law is a law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial matters. We help our clients to exploit, protect and enforce their commercial and creative assets.
The majority of our clients are active in the automotive, fashion, entertainment, FMCG or sports sectors. We also offer services within the super-niche field of plant breeders rights.
We understand our clients are first and foremost interested in the solution of their legal issue for a fair price. We are passionate litigators. At the same time we understand that for our clients litigation is often a last resort and they value our ability to avoid complaints from becoming claims where possible.
Dillinger Law has specific sector knowledge concerning the exclusive classic and sports cars market, which has been through a spectacular growth on a global level. Today, unique vehicles, with stellar car maintenance history and technical conditions, have become investment-grade assets, at the same time the legal risks and disputes have increased. Albert Oegema can rely on strong sector knowledge and offers dedicated legal services such as automotive sales and purchase contracts, consignment, import/export procedures, tax and financing arrangements, auction assistance, conformity issues (car maintenance history, matching numbers, provenance) and, if needed, litigation to secure the client´s rights.
Furthermore, the firm has vast experience in brand protection matters in the automotive industry, among which anti-counterfeiting actions concerning spare parts and accessories of various well known automotive brands. The go to contact within the firm for these matters is Leonie Kroon.
We assist our clients in the fashion industry with a broad variety of matters such as anti-counterfeiting actions, trademark clearance and opposition litigation, copyright or design infringement litigation and drafting and negotiating licensing, merchandising, distribution and franchising agreements. Our clients are not only corporations, but also well-known brands, designers, start-ups and influencers. The go to contact within the firm for fashion related matters is Leonie Kroon.
Sports has always been a great field of interest, not only for the athletes and spectators but also for our lawyers. Piet-Hein Boekel, for instance, played tennis professionally for many years and has ever since specialized in solving legal disputes in this field of law, together with his team.
As such, our sports lawyers represent a wide range of clients, dealing with not only the intellectual property related issues in the sports sector, such as trademark protection, portrait rights, image rights, license contracts, but also in commercial disputes as contract law and reputation protection.
Besides providing our clients with high-quality advices, our sports lawyers, if necessary, also litigate. Not only because of their considerable amount of expertise and experience, but also because of their passion for sports, our lawyers understand very well the complex and nuanced issues involving the sports industry.
Paul Mazel is one of the very few layers specialized in plant breeders’ rights. Whether it concerns farmers privilege, unauthorized propagation, breed dominations and trademark law, he is highly experienced with it.
Next to advising and litigating in plant breeders’ rights for (multi)national corporations, Paul also teaches at the Post Academic Training of the University of Leiden. Not to mention that he also lectures other attorneys passionately in this field of law.
We know our entertainment clients, how to communicate with them and what problem we solve in their lives. We work for various high profile clients and assist them in filing, monitoring and enforcing their trademarks and help them built their image rights. As such we are internationally experienced and specialized in closing endorsement deals between influencers and entertainment clients and brands. Piet-Hein Boekel is the primary contact within the firm for entertainment matters.
In de muziekindustrie gaat het vaak over het auteursrecht. Het is uiteraard belangrijk om de auteursrechten op de muziek die je maakt te beschermen en te handhaven. Maar hoe zit het met de bescherming van je (artiesten)naam?
Stel je bent houder van een merk en je komt erachter dat iemand een teken gebruikt dat hetzelfde is of wat al te veel lijkt op jouw merk. Hoe pak je dit aan?
Wanneer je voor jouw onderneming een merk wil inschrijven moet je de waren en diensten omschrijven waarvoor je bescherming wilt hebben.
Ruim maar niet te ruim...
Er zijn bedrijven die u telefonisch benaderen om u onder valse voorwendselen zover te krijgen domeinnamen te registreren. Meestal krijgt u te horen dat een ander bedrijf op het punt staat een domeinnaam vast te leggen die sterk lijkt op de naam van uw bedrijf....
Het uiterlijk van producten (van bijvoorbeeld sieraden, schoenen en kleding tot gadgets en huishoudelijke producten) geeft vaak de doorslag bij de beslissing van de consument om tot aankoop over te gaan. Op nieuwe ontwerpen rust vaak al gratis en automatisch auteursrecht....
Een van de veel voorkomende conflicten in de muziekindustrie betreft muziekplagiaat, ofwel inbreuk op auteursrechten.