Evert Van Gelderen

Founding Partner at Clairfort Advocaten BV

Evert van Gelderen is a founding partner at Clairfort Advocaten BV and head of the firm’s IP team. He advises Dutch and international clients on matters relating to trademarks, copyright, design rights and unfair competition. Mr van Gelderen is an experienced IP litigator. He also 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, gaming, toys and design.

‘Passion and knowledge’ is Mr van Gelderen’s professional motto. This is why he considers it important to work closely with clients not just as a lawyer but also as a trusted adviser.

Mr van Gelderen is key editor of the 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 Clairfort Advocaten BV was founded in Zeist, in the central Netherlands.

Professional associations

  • Benelux Association of Trademarks and Design Law
  • Netherlands Copyright Association

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Clairfort Advocaten BV
Zusterplein 22
Zeist 3703 CB

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