Founding Partner at Clairfort Advocaten BV
Evert van Gelderen is a founding partner of Clairfort Advocaten and head of the firm’s IP team. Clairfort advises Dutch and international clients on matters relating to trademarks, copyright, design rights, patent law and unfair competition. Mr van Gelderen is an experienced IP litigator. He also drafts IP contracts, such as licensing agreements, cooperation agreements and distribution agreements. He further assists clients in their international anti-counterfeiting programmes and was involved in a landmark case regarding anti-piracy regulation in the Netherlands. His areas of focus are fashion and luxury products, entertainment and gaming, technical equipment (consumer and professional products), toys and design.
‘Passion and knowledge’ is Mr van Gelderen’s professional motto. This is why he considers it crucial to work closely with clients not just as a lawyer, but also as a trusted adviser.
Mr van Gelderen is key editor of Dutch IP platform ‘IE-forum.nl’ and editor of The Copyright Lawyer magazine. He regularly lectures on IP law and is often asked to comment on IP issues in the Dutch media.
Mr van Gelderen was a partner at a niche IP firm for 15 years before becoming partner at a top-30 firm where he led the IP and IT team. In 2017 he co-founded Clairfort Advocaten. Clairfort is a ‘firm of niches’ with offices in Amsterdam and Zeist.