Peter Claassen

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Mr. Claassen


Lawyer (2004)




Bijster 1

4817 HX Breda
Tel: +31 (0) 88 253 5000


Peter Claassen (1957) studied law at Nijmegen University where he obtained his Master degree. In addition Peter obtained an LLM degree at Miami Law school. In 1984 he worked for a year at Arnall Golden & Gregory, Atlanta, U.S.A. In 1985 Peter started working at AKD where he became a partner in 1992.

Peter has expertise in a wide range of the legal arena. Peter has paid a great contribution to the expansion of AKD’s IP practice and the Retail & Consumer Products branch group. His main expertise is in the classic IP areas such as patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. Peter is regarded as an experienced litigator. A large number of the cases in which he has conducted litigation have been published in specialist literature. In addition Peter has wide experience with the legal aspects of brand development, parallel trading and drafting of IP agreements such as licences, transfers and distribution agreements.

Peter's clients include both nationally and internationally renowned companies in the folowing branches: chain stores, electronics, food & beverages, household & personal care, fashion and leisure wear, design and information and communication technology.

Peter chairs both the IP&T practice group and the Retail & Consumer Products branch group and is a member of leading organisations such as INTA and Marques. He regularly teaches on the subject of trademark and patent law and gives lectures at seminars both at home and abroad.

European Legal 500, 2011: Peter Claassen’s ‘knowledge and experience is of a high level’.

Peter is boardmember of AKD.