Intellectueel Eigendom

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

Boekx Advocaten adviseert en procedeert over een breed scala aan IP-rechten. Dat varieert van rechtszaken over inbreuk en namaak tot licentieovereenkomsten en strategische adviezen over IP-bescherming. Wij kunnen u bijstaan op de volgende vakgebieden:

  • Auteursrecht
  • Merkenrecht
  • Modellenrecht
  • Databankenrecht
  • Naburige rechten
  • Handelsnaamrecht
  • Kwekersrecht
  • Entertainmentrecht
  • Domeinnamen
  • Sponsorcontracten
  • Concept- en formatbescherming
  • Commerciële contracten
  • Bescherming van knowhow en bedrijfsgeheimen
  • Merken en modellen: beheer en registraties
  • Sportrecht


With a practice that covers trade mark and copyright litigation in addition to advisory work, Boekx Advocaten is sought out by the retail (including e-commerce) and design sectors, and is also noted for its specialisation in plant variety law. The practice is led by ‘brilliant lawyer’ Diederik Stols, who advises sports apparel, consumer goods and entertainment clients on the spectrum of soft IP matters. Hidde Koenraad, described by one client as an ‘excellent attorney,’ handles both IP disputes and advises on the management of portfolios for automotive, life sciences and plant breeding sector clients.

Legal500 – 2024

Boekx is a go-to destination for a comprehensive suite of services that seamlessly blend registration, prosecution and litigation. Since 2017 its trademarks division has been a driving force, securing the trust of esteemed clients, and its global network of top-tier IP boutiques enhances the firm’s reach, making it a sound choice for international brand owners. Driving success is Hidde Koenraad. With expertise in trademark law, design law, copyright and domain name disputes, he can cover the full gamut of IP advice for a diverse clientele spanning the fast-moving consumer goods, automotive, fashion and life science industries. Lately, he has been instrumental in various matters for BMW and acts as their lead soft IP counsel in the Netherlands. Also on board is dedicated expert Diederik Stols. With specialised knowledge in the entertainment and cultural sectors, he is a leading authority on anti-counterfeiting efforts, notably for renowned brands such as OFF-WHITE.

World Trademark Review 1000 – 2024

‘The team has very good legal skills and commercial understanding to solve complex matters. Highly recommended team.’

Legal 500 – 2023

Boekx Advocaten has a specialist trade mark practice, working with a range of clients in the retail, design, plant variety, sports and automotive industries. The firm is a go-to for several major German, UK and US IP firms. A key part of Diederik Stols‘ IP practice focuses on anti-counterfeiting matters for retail sports and fashion brands. Hidde Koenraad represents large international and smaller domestic companies in trade marks, copyrights, design rights, domain names and plant variety rights disputes. Marc de Boer continues to be a key contact for clients in the entertainment space, while associate Lotte van Schuylenburch, who joined from Simmons & Simmons, specialises in image rights cases.

Legal 500 – 2023

‘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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