Hidde Koenraadadvocaat | partner

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Specialism
  • Intellectual Property
  • Plant breeders’ rights
  • Trademark law
  • Design law
  • Copyright
  • Domain name disputes
Education
  • LL.M, Utrecht University

Hidde Koenraad (1975) joined Boekx as a partner in 2017. He specializes in intellectual property law, particularly in the areas of trademark law, design law, copyright, plant variety rights and domain name disputes. Hidde acts for both large international and smaller local companies in various sectors, including FMCG, automotive, fashion, life sciences, fintech and plant breeding (ornamentals, fruits and vegetables).

Hidde is internationally recognized as a renowned IP lawyer, including by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, World Trademark Review 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property (IP Star).

Furthermore, in October 2020, Hidde was appointed Member of the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) in Angers, France.

Before joining Boekx, Hidde worked for the international firms DLA Piper and Simmons & Simmons, among others. At the latter firm, he headed the Soft-IP litigation and registration practice.

Hidde is a member of various law associations, INTA, AIPPI, BMM, the Dutch Copyright Association, the Agricultural Law Association and the Association of Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyers (VIEPA). He regularly writes case comments and articles in various professional journals, including in Berichten Industriële Eigendom (BIE). He is also a regular columnist in the floriculture trade journal FloraCulture International Magazine and sits on the editorial board of the Dutch intellectual property website IE-Forum.nl.

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+31 20 24 40 400
Leidsegracht 9 1017 NA Amsterdam

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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
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Hidde Koenraad is very well regarded in the soft IP field, and also in plant variety law. He’s very responsive and fun to work with. 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
20202020,

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 – 2019 and 2020
WTR1000, 2019 and 2018 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 – 2019
WTR1000, 2019 and 2018WTR1000, 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.

Chambers & Partners – 2019
20192019,

“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.”

Chambers & Partners – 2018
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