Olav is specialised in intellectual property law and is experienced in litigating and advising in this practice area. He assists clients in, amongst others, brand, patent, trademark and copyright disputes and advises on agreements in which intellectual property plays a significant role.
Furthermore, Olav is often involved in collaborative ventures in the framework of research and development and he often deals with agency and distribution relationships. Olav also acts as mediator.
Olav has a great interest in technology and enjoys working in cases where technology plays a significant role.
Olav started practising as an attorney-at-law with Allen & Overy in 1999, after which he joined NautaDutilh. In 2007, Olav switched to the business sector and was, amongst others, Head of Legal Affairs of the WE International group. He returned to practising law in 2012.
Memberships and ancillary positions
Association for Intellectual Property (Vereniging voor Intellectuele Eigendom: AIPPI)
Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Rights (Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht: BMM)
Copyright Association (Vereniging voor Auteursrecht: VvA)
Olav is a member and Chair of the Unfair Competition Team within Marques.
Olav graduated in Netherlands law at Utrecht University, with emphasis on intellectual property law (1999). He then highly successfully completed the Grotius specialist course in European and Benelux trademark law (2002).
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