Marc is an IP partner in The Hague. He has substantial experience in intellectual property litigation, particularly in the field of patents (pharmaceuticals, chemical, electronic and mechanical engineering), pharmaceutical advertising, trademarks and copyright.
Marc has in-depth knowledge of cross-border European patent litigation, particularly in the field of life sciences. Marc gained his reputation as a patent litigator in this complex field in the big international dispute between Teva Pharmaceuticals and MSD regarding alendronate (MSD's blockbuster drug Fosamax), wherein he successfully acted for Teva in multiple cases before the Dutch court, and also before the Opposition Division of the EPO. Marc has since handled many high-stake patent disputes for Teva, and is still doing so, also for its recently acquired company Ratiopharm. Marc is Teva's go-to counsel in The Netherlands, and also advises them on their pan-European patent protection strategy.
Marc has also represented clients before the European Court of Justice.
This year Marc was recognised as a 'Leading Patent Practitioner' by IAM Patent 1000 2012. Marc was also praised by the legal directory Chambers Europe 2011, receiving the comment: 'Marc specialises in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and is highly recommended for patent work in these sectors. He has 'a practical approach and a strong personality,' say sources.'
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