Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht is a lawyer at AKD who specialises in intellectual property law. He advises and represents national and international clients in cases relating to copyright law, design law, trademark law, trade name law, advertising law and unfair competition. As an experienced litigator Roderick regularly litigates in infringement cases before courts and courts of appeal and in arbitration proceedings.
He also advises on brand development, product design and intellectual property agreements, such as licences, assignments, and distribution. In his practice Roderick assists companies which are active in, for example, the fields of retail and the production and marketing of consumer products. This means fashion, foodstuffs and household products. In addition to advising and litigating, Roderick is doing a PhD at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where he is researching trade name law. On top of that Roderick regularly lectures and publishes on various subjects in the field of intellectual property law.
Roderick is recommended in the rankings of Chambers Europe (2018 and 2019) where he is described as follows. "Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht has ‘a very good presence about him’, according to sources, who add, ‘He's very on the ball and sharp’. Roderick is praised by a client for his ‘thorough and responsive’ approach, while another source praises his ‘knowledge and effectiveness’. According to the World Trademark Review 1000 (2018 and 2019) Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht is an ‘up and coming trademark expert and a consummate professional; he is equally proficient in contentious and licensing mandates’. Roderick ‘handles matters with surgical precision’ and he provides ‘excellent guidance and risk mitigation and is a confident negotiator who is good at managing costs’.