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- Professor of intellectual property
(nederlands / deutsch)
professor of intellectual property
Intellectual property law and information law; focus on the inner consistency of the intellectual property system, the cumulation and strategic use of intellectual property rights, the balance between exclusive rights and limitations serving social, cultural and economic needs.
Member of the editorial board of the Journal ‘Tijdschrift voor Auteurs-, Media- en Informatierecht' (AMI), the advisory committee for the online information platform www.boek9.nl and the Dutch section of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI).
International Intellectual Property Law
Current research activities concern cultural aspects of the protection of intellectual property, such as the influence of copyright law on individual and collaborative processes of creation, particularly in the participative web 2.0; the role of (well-known) trademarks and transnational trademark registration systems in the exchange of cultural values; the use of protection mechanisms of intellectual property law with regard to the preservation of traditional cultural expressions; the evolution of competition culture and the protection against unfair competition in former centrally-planned economies.
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VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam