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“The ‘proactive’ team at IP and media gives to-the-point advice”
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Legal 500
Review 2019

Boekx Advocaten was founded on 1 January 2005 and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. In a short period of time, our firm has gained a significant reputation as a niche player in the field of media and intellectual property. Boekx is known for its no-nonsense legal advice, in clear wording. Rendered by lawyers who are aware of the real issues that their clients face. And who know you in person. Because intellectual property is of strategic importance for every company, whether big or small. Your rights are in safe hands at Boekx. Our assistance can vary from strategic advice about license agreements to infringement litigation and anti-counterfeit measures to protect trademarks, copyrights and product design.

All lawyers of Boekx share, in particular, a passion for the media and communications industry. Internet companies, TV networks, advertisers and content producers understand the added value of working with a niche player like Boekx.

Our firm also enjoys a significant name in the field of litigation about defamation, libel and image rights. We litigate on behalf of celebrities, but also on behalf of unknown people who prefer to stay out of the media spotlight. Newspaper and magazine publishers as well as audiovisual media companies also regularly use our expertise in this field.

Recent reviews

“The lawyers’ in-depth knowledge of media and journalism is impressive,” notes one interviewee, going on to say: “They are dedicated and customer-oriented, keeping the client’s interests in mind and working very thoroughly.”

World Trademark Review
(WTR1000, 2019 and 2018)

Hidde Koenraad: “A steady-handed trademark litigator with a profound understanding of national and European case law”, Hidde Koenraad recently swapped Simmons & Simmons for Boekx. The to-the-point adviser “always goes the extra mile and is available to clients at any time”.

World Trademark Review
WTR1000, 2019 and 2018

With a strong focus on media and IP matter, Boekx Advocaten provides expertise in online publishing, newspapers, magazines, TV and entertainment, and has a noted track record in defamation cases. Matthijs Kaaks and Otto Volgenant are the senior partners whose work includes acting for Professor Stijn Franken against De Telegraaf when it accused him of being a ‘postman’ for a notorious criminal. The paper was ordered to rectify the accusation and pay a substantial amount in damages. Other clients include the European Commission and Warner Bros TV.

Legal 500
Review (2019)

“They are pragmatic in their approach,” states another impressed client, adding: “They are very much to the point.”

World Trademark Review
(WTR1000, 2019 and 2018)

“A mainstay of agile boutique Boekx, Diederik Stols is a seasoned IP practitioner with detailed knowledge and a personable style.”

World Trademark Review
(WTR1000, 2019 and 2018)

Hidde is “a down-to-earth and diligent litigator with a commercial approach”. Koenraad acts for BMW as lead counsel on soft IP matters in the Netherlands. He also acts in Benelux infringement and opposition matters for Augusta National Inc regarding its famous MASTERS brand”.

World Trademark Review
(WTR1000, 2019 and 2018)

Hidde Koenraad of Boekx Advocaten acts for clients on trademark opposition and litigation and is also recognised as a key player in plant variety law. Sources say he offers “good, distinct advice and is excellent at following instructions.” Koenraad acted for BMW on Benelux trademark opposition matters as well as IP litigation proceedings.

Chamber & Partners
Review (2019)

The lawyers’ in-depth knowledge of media and journalism is impressive,” notes one interviewee, going on to say: “They are dedicated and customer-oriented, keeping the client’s interests in mind and working very thoroughly.

Chamber & Partners
Review (2019)

Boutique firm with a core expertise around often highly publicised media disputes, including defamation, image rights and advertising income claims. Enjoys a diverse client roster consisting of governmental bodies, private individuals, digital media companies and multinational entertainment groups. Advises on contract negotiations for television presenters. Also known for representing high-profile athletes on the management of copyright and image rights.

Chamber & Partners
Review (2019)

“Hidde Koenraad of Boekx Advocaten focuses on trademarks, copyright, designs and domain name disputes. He acts for clients across numerous sectors, including fashion, agriculture, automobile and life sciences. Clients regard him as a good business partner who is “excellent – determined and concise.”

Chamber & Partners
Review (2018)
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