4817 HX Breda
Martin has a specific interest in the combination of law and technology. The emphasis in his work as a lawyer is therefore on “Innovative IP” and ”ICT, Media & Privacy”.
Innovation can be protected, for example, with patents, software copyrights, and database law. In some cases, the best option is simply to keep the innovation a secret. With his litigation experience, Martin knows all too well what the negative consequences can be when the protection of intellectual property rights is not given enough consideration during the innovation development process. Martin can assist you with expert legal advice concerning infringement cases and the drawing up of agreements in the field of exploitation of Intellectual Property and the development of new technology, such as licensing contracts and R&D agreements between (groups of) companies.
ICT Media & Privacy
Martin enjoys working in the challenging legal field of internet and the law. In this respect, privacy is an important theme for him. The introduction of new technological capabilities, such as Cloud Computing and the generation of profiles using Big Data technology, has increased the risk of people losing control over their personal and private information. Privacy regulations are soon to be tightened up as a result. Martin gives legal advice, for example, to healthcare institutions concerning Electronic Health Records (EPD), and to internet companies concerning the conditions of their privacy policies.
In addition, Martin regularly advises and litigates on ICT issues. These include subjects such as contracts for (cloud) service delivery, but also legal support during conflicts and legal proceedings (in the courts or via SGOA arbitration) about failed implementation or domain names. Martin takes a very solution-orientated approach.
Finally, Martin handles conflicts involving unlawful public statements both on the internet and elsewhere. Such may result in disputes between competitors (misleading/unlawful comparative advertising), between private individuals, or between private individuals and government organisations. To what extent is the use of the portrait of a third-party or the publication of online criticism acceptable? These are the types of issues that Martin helps his clients find the answer to.
Martin gives courses and regularly holds seminars on Intellectual Property subjects.