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
Our case was complex and took several years. It was of crucial importance for our business. The case was also cutting edge in the copyright world. Fulco Blokhuis and, at a later stage, Otto Volgenant, were very precise, tactically strong, calm and looked further for solutions and new angles. They helped us win this groundbreaking case in two instances, but also setting up the successful strategy even before the case had really begun. I consider the Boekx team the most talented litigators in the soft IP field.
“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
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.
“They are pragmatic in their approach,” states another impressed client, adding: “They are very much to the point.”