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Win Yan Lam

Senior Associate

Win Yan Lam
English, Dutch, Chinese
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

Win Yan helps clients to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. She has ten years of experience in IP, with a focus on trademark, copyright and design related issues. Win Yan's practice includes IP litigation, trademark clearances, oppositions before the Benelux Office for IP and anti-piracy matters, such as customs seizures. She also sets up and handles on-going programs for clients to assist them in their efforts against infringement and unauthorized sales on the Internet.

Win Yan assists clients in mainly the video games industry, entertainment, telecommunications, fashion, consumer electronics, and food and beverages. With some of these clients, she has worked closely since the first day she started at our Amsterdam office in 2006. Clients also reach out to her for assistance with IP related issues in China.

Win Yan was seconded to our Shanghai office in 2010; she graduated cum laude from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 2005. She was admitted to the Amsterdam bar in 2006 and joined our firm in the same year. Besides an LL.B and LL.M in Dutch law, Win Yan holds a BSc and MSc in Economics.

Representative experience

Representing Nintendo in ground-breaking proceedings concerning the sale of devices which circumvent technical measures protecting the copyrights in video game products.

Setting up and managing an on-going program for a luxury fashion house to assist it in its efforts against unauthorized sales on the Internet.

Assisting various clients in disputes concerning private copying levies, both in and out of court.

Obtaining one of the first Dutch ex parte injunctions on the basis of trademark infringement.

Assisting a financial services provider with trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings in China.

Education and admissions


  • BSc & MSc (Economics), University of Rotterdam, 2005
  • LL.B & LL.M, University of Rotterdam, 2005

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