A recent Tedx talk by artist Nadia Plesner, about the litigation back in 2011 against Louis Vuitton over her art (more here in Dutch, here in English) and artistic freedom versus intellectual property. We represented Nadia in The Netherlands.
BBC News had an item today about the release of Willem Holleeder. The BBC report also mentions the film “the Heineken Kidnapping” and comments on the lawsuit conducted by Willem Holleeder against the film’s producer IDTV. On that matter I have been briefly interviewed as IDTV’s attorney. Please [Lees meer…] overOn BBC News about Holleeder’s lawsuit against Heineken Kidnapping movie
On Oct. 28, 2011, the Court of First Instance in Amsterdam delivered its full judgment in the case of Willem Holleeder v. IDTV (verdict here, in Dutch). The judgment contains important guidelines for makers of historical movies (or other works of art) that mix fact and fiction. The court also confirms the principles laid down in the recent ECHR Mosley ruling.
In 1983, Dutch beer tycoon Freddy Heineken and his chauffeur Doderer were kidnapped by a group of five men, among whom the claimant in this case, Willem Holleeder. After having been locked for three weeks in two damp cells, without heating and chained to the wall, Heineken and Doderer were freed by the police. The kidnappers escaped with EURO 13.6 million ransom money, but were eventually [Lees meer…] overKidnapper fails to obtain injunction prohibiting release of Dutch movie on kidnapping of Alfred Heineken