Seminar Cancellation and the Benelux Court of Justice

BOIP has reached a new milestone: "the cancellation procedure". This new procedure will enter into force on 1 June 2018, together with the new competences of the Benelux Court of Justice, which is henceforth the new and sole appeal body for BOIP.

You are welcome to learn more about these new developments during a seminar which will take place 17 May 2018 at BOIP, Bordewijklaan 15 in the Hague.

All you need to know in one afternoon

Our lawyers, Eline Schiebroek and Camille Janssen, will give short presentations to brief you on the theory and practice of the new cancellation procedure. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with Johan Dedeckel, trademark attorney at Gevers, and Adonna Alkema, attorney at law at Hofhuis Alkema Groen Advocaten. They are looking forward to discuss the new procedure with you during this session.

Next up, Xandra Kiers-Becking, senior counsellor of the Court of appeal in the Hague and judge of the Benelux Court of Justice, and Pieter Veeze, lawyer at BOIP, will tell you more about the Benelux Court of Justice's new competences. This session will be followed by a second panel discussion with Fernand de Visscher, attorney at law at Simont Braun, and the two previous speakers. Together they will further discuss these new competences with the audience.

Networking drinks

After the plenary part of the programme we invite you to our networking event where you can enjoy a small bite and a drink .

If you cannot make it to the seminar itself, do feel free to attend the networking drink afterwards. Please register for the networking drink by 5 May by sending an e-mail to with the subject line 'Networking event'. 


The working languages at the seminar will be Dutch and French. Interpretation will be provided (only in Dutch and French).

1.00      Welcome
1.30      Opening
1.40      Presentation Cancellation by Eline Schiebroek and Camille Janssen (BOIP)
2.20     Panel discussion with Adonna Alkema (Hofhuis Alkema Groen Advocaten) and Johan Dedeckel (Gevers)
3.00      Break
3.30      Presentation Benelux Court of Justice - part 1 by  Xandra Kiers-Becking (Court of appeal in the Hague and Benelux Court of Justice)
3.50      Presentation Benelux Court of Justice - part 2 by Pieter Veeze (BOIP)
4.10      Panel discussion Benelux Court of Justice with Xandra Kiers-Becking, Pieter Veeze and Fernand de Visscher (Simont Braun)
4.30      Close of plenary
4.45      Networking drinks
7.00      End


There are a limited number of places available for the seminar. You can register via this form only. Places will be assigned in the order in which registrations are received. You will receive a confirmation message upon registration.

Your input is greatly appreciated! Do you have questions about the upcoming changes? We would be happy to hear them and take them into account in preparing the seminar.

E-mail your questions and cases, with subject line 'Seminar 17 May', to by 10 May.