Rights relating to intellectual property (IP) or information technologies (IT) play an important role within innovative companies. Wherever the focus is on IP or IT, careful protection is required, and usage has to be clearly laid down in commercial contracts in order to prevent any misunderstandings, and to make it possible to terminate usage immediately in the event of any infringements, thereby preventing damage to the business.
Manita Hamberg is the IP/IT specialist at LOYR. She provides businesses with support in relation to commercial contracts for the protection and usage of brands, technologies, innovations, and works protected by copyright. These are usually agency, distribution, franchise, IP licensing or IT contracts, such as SaaS, SLA, and escrow agreements. Manita can provide clear and properly constructed contracts or pragmatic advice during negotiations with contract parties.
It is regularly the case that competitors intentionally or unintentionally free ride on the reputation or invented products which have taken an entrepreneur a great deal of time, attention, and often also money, to build up or create. This phenomenon has a detrimental effect on reputation and turnover. The proper monitoring of IP rights, such as trade name rights, brand rights, and copyrights, is therefore extremely important for any business. Manita immediately takes action in the event of infringements and usually starts by sending a demand letter or instituting a protective (pre-judgement) attachment. Agreements with the infringing party can then be laid down in a settlement agreement, or a cease and desist declaration.
If the infringement persists, Manita will take legal measures to end the infringement and ensure enforcement. Manita has gained extensive litigation experience at, for example, courts and courts of appeal, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), and the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands (SIDN).
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