About Me

I am an intellectual property lawyer advising clients from a range of IP-rich industries on copyright-, trademark-, and other IP related matters.

Both non-contentious work and dispute resolution are part of my practice. This leads to a thorough understanding of matters from start to finish. I regularly advise clients in the media and entertainment sector, on IP-protection, infringement and regulatory topics, as well as contracting with IP. Copyright is of particular interest to me, both in terms of substance (what can be protected and what is infringing?) as well as copyright related platform regulation.

Since time is of the essence in many IP related cases, I find it vital to establish an effective relationship with clients right from the start. In my view, open communication and clear expectations lead to such an effective and valuable client relationship.

Each case is different. In addition to handling national IP matters, we are more than well-equipped to handle matters which involve multiple jurisdictions. I collaborate with lawyers in our other offices around the world on a daily basis, offering our clients seamless cross-jurisdictional advice and a one-stop-shop approach.

Recently, we have seen the rise of generative AI challenge legal frameworks, such as current copyright legislation. The area of tension between, on the one hand, being able to instantly generate output and, on the other hand, protecting IP rights, is thought provoking. I enjoy working on such complex (and also more straightforward) legal IP issues.
Experience
  • Assisting a major video games publisher in a dispute over the use of landmarks in a game.
  • Assisting clients with regard to generative AI; protection, infringement and policy questions.
  • Assisting multiple platforms with regard to the impact of the Digital Services Act on copyright policies.
  • Assisting various trademark holders in enforcing their trademarks.
Education

Studied

  • Universiteit Leiden, Master Company Law
  • Universiteit Leiden, Master Civil Law
  • Queen Mary University of London, Exchange, Law
  • Universiteit Leiden, Bachelor, Law

Admissions

  • The Netherlands Bar in 2018
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Clemens Molle has been fantastic to work with. With his assistance we were able to transition the other party from an adverse to collaborative mindset. He has an expert level of copyright knowledge and is very responsive to his clients.

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Highly skilled and commercial IP lawyer.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Clemens Molle is fast, responsive, excellent work in all kind of IP matters.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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