It is the mission of CrossLink Legal to provide its clients with an advantage in the market by maximizing the value of intellectual property rights. Thanks to specialist advice on protection, enforcement, registration, maintenance or exploitation of your intellectual property rights, your business will be able to grow.
As an entrepreneur in a hyper-competitive market you must be canny and not lose sight of your intellectual property rights. CrossLink Legal supports you as an entrepreneur.
In a creative business, IP rights to your creations are the lynchpin of the business activities. CrossLink Legal is your sparring partner for all IP-related matters. CrossLink Legal wants to know what keeps you, as an entrepreneur, awake at night, what opportunities you see in the market and what objectives you want to achieve with your creations, both in the short and the long term. With this information, CrossLink Legal can support you in setting out an IP strategy or in managing projects in which IP rights are central. This way potential risks can be identified in good time or solutions can be found as a result of which your business can achieve its potential.
CrossLink Legal is a law firm specialising in Intellectual Property Law (“IP”) in a broad sense, with a focus on music and entertainment law. This not only entails the protection or enforcement of your rights, but covers commercial contracts, transactions (such as licences, transfer), an IP strategy and project management as well as IP rights in mergers and acquisitions. We will support you in different ways and advise, negotiate and draw up contracts.
CrossLink Legal also conducts legal proceedings in intellectual property disputes. Sometimes confronting the opposing party is inevitable. If a settlement is out of the question, going to court is often the appropriate way of enforcing your rights.
Legal proceedings are often a cause of a lot of stress for clients, leaving aside the legal dispute itself. Therefore CrossLink Legal guides you through the procedure.
Are you a creative entrepreneur and do you have questions about the protection, exploitation or enforcement of your rights or questions about contracts?
CrossLink Legal focuses, among other things, on creative entrepreneurs (in the music sector, the art world, the fashion industry, (graphic) designers, photographers, game developers, writers, chefs/ restaurant owners/the hotel and catering industry), tech businesses and media/entertainment companies. The creative industry is increasingly operating at the interface of the tech-industry. Different branches of industry have different needs when it comes to the protection and exploitation of their creations.
CrossLink Legal believes in long-term relationships with our clients. Clients are therefore free to ask questions that are less important and not only when there is a case going on.
CrossLink Legal is registered as a law firm with the Dutch Bar Association and is bound by the Lawyers Act and the rules of conduct and regulations of the Bar Association. See www.advocatenorde.nl for more information.
CrossLink Legal is located at Omval 249 in Amsterdam and has its visiting and mailing address at Mr. Treublaan 7, 1097 DP Amsterdam (Building Spaces Amstel). CrossLink Legal is registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam under number 66229952. The VAT number is NL250164048B01.
During an introductory meeting you can explain your problem to us. The purpose of this consultation is to mutually exchange information. It is important to provide the lawyer with as much detailed and relevant information about your case as possible. In turn, the lawyer will explain to you the type of costs involved in handling your case. You do not pay any costs for this introductory meeting. After the introductory meeting, arrangements will be made with you about the handling of the case. These agreements will be confirmed to you in writing in an assignment letter. The general terms and conditions apply to all activities.
You can schedule an appointment by telephone. Do you bring valid proof of identity? Lawyers are legally obliged to be able to establish your identity.
In accordance with Article 35b(1) of the Regulation on the Legal Profession:
Bindu De Knock has registered the following areas of law in the Register of Jurisdictions of the Dutch Bar Association:
- Intellectual Property Law
- Contract law
This registration obliges me to earn ten training points in each registered area of law each calendar year in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.
In principle CrossLink Legal works with a fixed hourly rate. If the case and/or the specific activities to be performed give reason to do so, an alternative fee may be agreed upon.
- Alternative hourly rate: e.g. volume discount, adjusted hourly rate;
- fixed/flat fee: fixed amount for activities defined in advance.
- fee cap: a maximum amount for predefined activities. If fewer hours are spent dealing with the matter, as a result of which the fee cap is not reached, only the time actually worked will be charged at an agreed hourly rate.
- fixed fee collar
- Phase-based fee: an adjusted hourly rate depending on the phase of the case.
Despite our efforts, it can happen that you are not satisfied. In such situations you can make use of the complaints procedure.
You can submit your complaint to our office in the first instance. We will deal with your complaint in accordance with a complaints regulation drawn up by the Bar Association. In order to be able to make use of the complaints procedure, you must submit your complaint to our office within three months after the moment at which you became aware or could reasonably have become aware of the acts or omissions that led to your complaint. We strive to deal with your complaint in writing within six weeks of receipt.
In cases where our internal complaints procedure has not provided an adequate solution, disputes may be submitted to the civil court in Amsterdam.