Intellectual Property

“The IP team at Boekx combines top-notch IP expertise with a practical and down-to-earth mentality."
Legal 500

Boekx Advocaten advises and litigates on a wide range of IP rights. This varies from infringement and counterfeit litigation to licensing agreements and strategic advice on IP protection. We can assist you in the following fields:

  • Copyright
  • Trademark law
  • Design law
  • Database law
  • Neigbouring rights
  • Trade name rights
  • Plant breeders’ rights
  • Entertainment law
  • Sports law
  • Domain names
  • Sponsor agreements
  • Concept and format protection
  • Commercial agreements
  • Protection of know-how and trade secrets
  • Trademarks and designs: registration and prosecution


‘Very good legal knowledge and ability to find commercial solutions.’

Legal500 – 2022

‘The entire Boekx team is very responsive and knowledgeable about their particular areas of expertise. They will always give the most useful advice, not simply advise in a manner that provides more work for Boekx.’

Legal500 – 2022

‘Boekx is a great firm because it provides top tier service at mid-level firm price. I have worked with the Boekx team for years and have always been impressed with their work product and advice.’

Legal500 – 2022

Since opening its doors in 2005, Boekx has become a popular one-stop shop for a slew of big-name clients that require vital support on complex media and IP briefs through a single point of contact. “A solid trademark litigator who is well versed in the law and a pleasure to work with”, Diederik Stols leads the compact team and ensures the swift, cost-effective delivery of holistic guidance across the contentious/non-contentious divide. He recently teamed up with Hidde Koenraad to represent Off-White in infringement actions across the European Union, and to manage BMW’s portfolio and assist the auto giant on enforcement matters. Koenraad has an aerial view of IP, having recently been appointed to the Community Plant Variety Office’s Board of Appeal”.

World Trademark Review 1000 – 2022

One-stop shop Boekx is a discerning choice for brand owners seeking to gain or expand a foothold in the Benelux. It consistently seeks to add value and serve as an extension to in-house teams by living the same values as the companies it serves and keeping their commercial interests front of mind. Counsel of choice to BMW, Hidde Koenraad and Diederik Stols manage its regional portfolio astutely, put out infringement fires and take down counterfeiters on the daily. Koenraad has also been helping management guru David Allen to move his global business to an Amsterdam-based company. “A solid litigator with substantial expertise, Stols is super-talented and a great guy to work with or evenagainst.

World Trademark Review 1000 – 2021

Hidde and his team have always provided superior service with responsive communications and excellent advice for our clients. Working with the Boekx team on a number of matters has provided invaluable insight into how they handle representations in the EU.

Legal 500 – 2021

The Boekx practice is very responsive and provides excellent advice and representation before European courts. They have the ability to focus on day-to-day issues in pending matters as well as highlight overall issues for our clients’ trade mark portfolios.

Legal 500 – 2021

The ‘close-knit team’ at Boekx Advocaten is highlighted for ‘providing invaluable insight into how they handle representations in the EU.

Legal 500 – 2021

Boekx Advocaten’s IP practice covers broad areas of IP, in sectors including the retail, design, automotive and airline industries. The firm has particular expertise in the field of media and can handle contentious and non-contentious content-related issues. Hidde Koenraad and practice head Diederik Stols are key individuals advising BMW on trade mark issues. Clients praise Stols for his ‘strategic’ thinking and the team’s ‘practical and down-to-earth mentality’ and also rate Fulco Blokhuis for ‘getting results’.

Legal 500 – 2020

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