Armand’s outstanding knowledge and attention to detail have earned him a great reputation in patent litigation in the electronics, life sciences and food sectors.
Armand is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice, and is based in The Hague. He co-heads our Tech & Comms Group in the Netherlands.
With over 20 years of experience, he is fully dedicated to providing strategic advice and to intellectual property litigation. Armand has developed a strong focus on international patent disputes, in particular in the Electronics, Life Sciences and Food industries.
Armand's other main area of interest is anti-counterfeiting proceedings, including running border detention programs for clients, both in relation to patents and world-famous trademarks as well as trade secrets matters.
Between litigations, he negotiates and drafts licences, technology transfers and research and development agreements.
Armand was admitted to the bar in 1991 and joined us in 2001 at the start of our office in The Hague. In 2007 Armand became managing partner and ran our office in The Hague for eight years.
Armand is recommended by several international rankings, and he won the World Leader Award for best contribution to European patent litigation in 2006. Two years in a row, Armand has been awarded the ILO's Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property, patents in 2013 and 2014. He is also featured as an IP Star in the edition of IP Stars 2014 as published by Managing Intellectual Property.
From 2008 to 2010 he chaired the International Trademark Association's (INTA) anti-counterfeiting EU committee. Armand lectures on intellectual property valuation to MBA students at Erasmus University.