Van Kaam Advocaten

Specialist in intellectual property and media law

Van Kaam Advocaten

Inventive solutions, creative advice and sharp litigation; Van Kaam IP & Media is anything but an average law firm. The office was founded in 1998 in the center of Amsterdam and has since worked for large and small clients, mostly makers that are active in the creative or innovative sector. Van Kaam IP & Media represents film, television and musical producers, broadcasters, artists, social influencers, designers, writers, photographers and illustrators, but also clients from other sectors with legal questions about areas such as trademark law, copyright, trade name law, press law, portrait rights and privacy.

Van Kaam specializes exclusively in intellectual property law, media law and privacy law; areas of law that are of great importance to makers and entrepreneurs in the creative and innovative industry. With extensive experience in litigation practice – both in substantive cases, summary proceedings and in opposition proceedings involving Benelux and European trademarks – effective action can be taken against counterfeiting, plagiarism and profiting from and damaging protected names, logos and designs.

Stay protected with good contracts, conditions and agreements

Van Kaam also regularly assists in drawing up and negotiating contracts, such as licensing and distribution agreements for the exploitation of products, designs and the rules for the use of brand names. But drawing up general terms and conditions, privacy statements, processor agreements and cookie statements is also part of Van Kaam’s regular activities. Due to all the developments surrounding privacy law, entrepreneurs are increasingly asking questions about the use of personal data and Van Kaam regularly advises on the do’s and don’ts in this area.

The law firm also specialises in press law and regularly advises and litigates about unwanted statements in the media, where freedom of expression conflicts with the right to protection of honour, a good name and privacy. Like no other, Van Kaam is able to have the upcoming publication or broadcast of unlawful reporting reviewed by a judge at very short notice.

A young team that thinks with their clients

Van Kaam IP & Media is mainly characterised by its young, enterprising team of lawyers who can empathise with the client’s world and have an excellent network. All this enables them to think along with clients and to sense in advance what legal complications may lie in wait.

Read our interview with Remco Klöters, partner at van Kaam, here.