Security Rights in Intellectual Property in the Netherlands
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The topic of security rights over IP rights is not well developed in The Netherlands. In practice, such rights are generally asked for in financing and investment agreements. In the absence of a central chapter in the Dutch Civil Code, dealing with security rights over IP rights, vesting security rights requires checking the applicable specific IP statutes, which have different provisions, and the general provisions for security rights in the Dutch Civil Code and is this a relatively cumbersome exercise. There is not much case law on the topic, which seems to indicate that as a practical matter security rights over IP rights seem to be effective.