Bart Schweitzer is a Benelux and European Trademark Attorney with more than 15 years' experience in intellectual property law. He specialises in the strategic management of IP portfolios and enforcement of IP rights, and focuses, in particular, on conducting audits and due diligences, drafting contracts, conflict resolution and prosecuting in administrative proceedings.
Bart joined Novagraaf in 2005. As a Senior IP Consultant he focuses on managing corporate accounts.
Bart's expertise stretches beyond the scope of trademarks and industrial designs, to copyright and domain name matters too. Bart particularly specialises in advising clients in the fashion, FMCG, retail and media sectors.
Bart is a member of the BMM Association Certification Committee and the ECTA.
Areas of expertise
- Trademark registration and portfolio management
- Enforcement and prosecution
- Domain names
- Fashion & textiles
Bart has been recommended in the World Trademark Review rankings for several years:
'Bart’s absolute understanding of the portfolios he works on means that his advice comes from what he determines is best for the company, rather than what is easiest to execute. He is absolutely trustworthy, remarkably approachable and dedicated – a great person to have by your side.' (WTR 1000, 2021 edition)
'Keeping things ticking over in the Amsterdam office are Gerard van Hulst, Bart Schweitzer and Helma van de Langenberg. Schweitzer is a strategic maestro for managing expansive IP portfolios.' (WTR 1000, 2020 edition)
'Schweitzer has a fine-milled understanding of the fashion, retail and media sectors and is an expert on copyright law and domain names, as well as trademarks.' (WTR 1000, 2019 edition)
'“Rising star” Bart Schweitzer works with surgical precision and machine-like efficiency; he brandishes stellar know-how in trademarks and domain name matters.' (WTR 1000, 2018 edition)
Bart is recognised as a Netherlands Trademark Leader in the World Intellectual Property Review Leaders Directory (2022 edition).
Bart is a BMM Certified Trademark Attorney. The BMM Certified Trademark Attorney mark is a recognised quality seal of trademark attorneys.