Effective legal protection is essential if you wish to retain the intellectual property rights to your product or creation. This applies to your trademarks, logos and domain name as well as your models and designs. And you also want to ensure that your marketing and after-sales services are taken care of effectively.
At Ploum, our specialists can advise and assist you in protecting your intellectual property rights. For example, we can file your trademarks and designs with the official authorities worldwide and we can also investigate a trademark’s national and international availability.
If you are troubled by unfair or illegal trade practices, marketing and advertising, competition, promotional games of chance or a domain name dispute, or if you have discovered that others are trading imitations or parallel imports of your products or their packaging, Ploum will help you tackle this, e.g. by setting up a programme to combat counterfeit goods or parallel trade. Our experts include an EU trademark and design attorney as well as other specialists in trademark law, design law, copyright law, trade name law and marketing and advertising law. We will represent you in court proceedings, before the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets or the Advertising Code Commission if the need should arise.
Since the challenges facing businesses do not respect national boundaries, Ploum maintains a wide and reliable network of agents, and we cooperate with other lawyers and service providers on a daily basis all over the world. We are also associated with a number of organisations such as MARQUES (the European Association of Trade Mark Owners) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). In addition, we act as lead counsel for a large number of non-European clients and are therefore their first point of contact in the EU. We help them set up projects that may involve more than 50 different countries.
“I am impressed with how every member of Ploum’s team works in the same business-minded style. They’re incredibly pragmatic, aware of our expectations, and have never failed to act in our best interests.” - WTR1000 2023
‘Ploum has an excellent local network and therefore excellent market knowledge. Very professional handling of cases, excellent responsiveness and thorough knowledge of IP.’ - Legal 500 EMEA 2023
‘For years, our key contacts have been renowned senior partner Willem Leppink and Sabin Tigu. We greatly appreciate this collaboration, especially their enormous commitment, their will to always achieve more than the competitors, their enormous experience and the passion with which they practice their profession. We are always impressed by how quickly they are able to present convincing solutions even in the most difficult matters.’ - Legal 500 EMEA 2023
‘I have worked with Ploum and also referred a number of my clients to them. I always receive great feedback. They deliver great client service. Their advice is clear and to the point. They consider the bigger picture and the commercial context and not simply the letter of the law.’ - Legal 500 EMEA 2023
‘Ploum’s team is our No. 1 partner for all soft IP-issues in the Netherlands. They are very knowledgeable, and they always deliver promptly.’ - Legal 500 EMEA 2023
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