Technology & IP

Your technology, software, data and intellectual property are valuable business assets. They require optimal protection. Rely on Loyens & Loeff’s experts in all four of our home markets (the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland) for clear and unambiguous agreements or for solid and reliable dispute resolution. From contract drafting to negotiations, mediation or litigation, our team always has your business interests at heart.


Our expertise

We advise and litigate on all aspects of:

  • Intellectual property, such as copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, patents and plant breeder rights
  • (Cloud) software implementation and development
  • License and transfer agreements
  • Distribution, agency and commercial contracts
  • Strategic partnerships and transactions
  • (Big) data and know-how
  • Blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Outsourcing
  • Tenders and public procurement (RFI, RFP)
  • E-commerce and e-reputation

Our approach

  • Pragmatic partners we work with you in each stage of your technology and intellectual property projects
  • Deal-driven we take the shortest route to achieving simple and effective agreements, on your terms and conditions
  • Holistic view we look at the legal aspects of the matter, also taking into account the financial and commercial aspects
  • Full service we can swiftly scale up with all required tax, legal and notarial expertise to provide you with the very best that full service law firms can offer
  • Client-focused we put you and your needs first and are genuinely interested in your business

Our highlights

Recent work highlights include:

  • advising one of the largest real estate private equity firms on property management portfolio software licensing and implementation
  • advising insurance company VIVAT N.V. on the sale of Schadeverzekeringen N.V. to NN Group N.V.
  • representing a Fortune 500 company in trade secret and intellectual property litigation
  • advising health care institutions on software and hardware implementation
  • advising a top ten global travel technology company on license agreements and dispute resolution
  • advising a multi-billion dollar global trader on ‘enterprise resource planning software’ (ERP) licensing, development and implementation
  • advising SAI Global on the acquisition of BWise® from Nasdaq, Inq

What others say about us

Legal 500

"Exceptional analytical and communication skills, demonstrate exceptional professional standards and strategic insight. Has the ability to oversee and develop/have understanding of the core business and operational interests within a very short period of time in a complex technical field, even on the details." (2020)

"Ability to create/design a neutral (that respects the interests and needs of both parties involved in the conflict) process that results in moving forward in a complicated conflict situation. The team stays away from playing games." (2020)

"Being truly open and prudently bringing that to practical action with new technologies –  always with an eye on the future, it’s a pleasure and an honour to work with such smart people. They have a pioneering mindset." (2020)