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  • Trademark law
  • Design law
  • Copyright law
  • Advertising law
  • Entertainment law
  • LLM, Leiden University
  • LL.M, King’s College, University of London

Diederik Stols (1969) has been a partner at Boekx since 2009. He specialises in intellectual property, advertising law, sponsorship, entertainment and the cultural sector. Diederik assists clients in a wide variety of industries such as sports apparel, design and fast moving consumer goods. Diederik also advises a number of domestic and international As seen on TV companies on trademark law and advertising law.

Diederik Stols always thinks on a higher, more strategic level, and knows that clients sometimes need practical solutions rather than endless legal proceedings.

Legal 500, 2020

Diederik studied at Leiden University and subsequently obtained an LL.M degree in intellectual property and IT law at King’s College in London. Before joining Boekx, Diederik practiced at global law firms Allen & Overy and DLA Piper. Diederik is listed as a leading intellectual property lawyer in Legal 500, WTR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal – Trademarks. He is fluent in English, German, French and Portuguese.

Diederik authored dozens of articles on intellectual property and media law. These were published in national media such as NRC Handelsblad and Financieele Dagblad, and in trade journals such as IER, Mediaforum and Marketing Rendement. Diederik was also a correspondent of the English trade journal Entertainment Law Review and a columnist for Netkwesties, a Dutch opinion platform. As Mentor Legal & IP of the US-based Founder Institute, he assists start-ups in the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal. In addition, Diederik is regularly invited to give guest lectures on intellectual property at Leiden University and Utrecht University.

In 2022, Diederik has been appointed as a deputy judge in the Rotterdam District Court.

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Leidsegracht 9 1017 NA Amsterdam

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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

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

World Trademark Review – 2019
WTR1000, 2019 and 2018,

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