Intellectual Property & Digital Media

The Van Doorne Intellectual Property team is known for its practical and hands-on advice, which flows from extensive knowledge of the business and long standing relationships with reputable companies. The team is thorough, persistent and persuasive.

Innovation and Intellectual Property

Innovation and the protection of innovation by Intellectual Property robustly increase the value of your business. Strong IP rights are the crown jewels of intangibles. And not only are they a valuable asset for your company but IP rights also are key in getting a head start and staying ahead on competition. The Intellectual Property team helps to protect (the exploitation of) innovations, technology, brands and general content.

We assist in all phases of protecting, registering, exploiting, advertising and – if necessary – enforcing IP rights. And we are sparring partner in getting the best structure for protecting technology within (sometimes complex) organizations.

Broad Intellectual Property practice

We are well equipped to assist our clients with all intellectual property related issues and challenges. The practice has a strong focus on traditional 'soft' IP matters, for instance regarding trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, designs and, domain names, and is frequently engaged in matters regarding patents, know-how and life sciences.

The team handles a wide range of IP matters in core areas, such as: distribution, franchise, media, entertainment and sports, commercial communications, and offline and online marketing. We have a special focus on influencer marketing, vlogging, blogging, promotional offers and games of chance, sponsoring, labelling and all sorts of advertising and online communications via internet.

Multidisciplinary approach

Our team has a proven ability to act exceptionally quickly, including in initiating or defending litigation matters, whenever necessary. This is especially convenient in cases concerning counterfeit or (undesired) media attention or libel, where timing usually is of the essence.

In order to provide our clients with the best possible service, we work closely with other Van Doorne practices such as Commercial, Corporate Litigation, Healthcare, Privacy,  and IT.

Get in touch

We look forward to discussing your challenges! Read more on our intellectual property services or get in touch with lead partner Kriek Wille for more information on how we could assist you. 


"Van Doorne's level of service is excellent. They are solution-oriented and problem-solving and that saves our company and me time, effort and costs. Moreover, the firm's strong, full-service nature enables it to deal very easily with matters where IP meets other practice areas such as privacy, competition and M&A." - Chambers Europe 2017, Intellectual Property

"Acts on a broad range of IP matters, including distribution and franchise issues in the media and sports sectors. Kriek Wille is the key contact for clients." - Chambers Global 2017, Intellectual property: General - Mostly Trade mark / Copyright

Leading firm in The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Intellectual property

"Established in 1930, Van Doorne is an independent law firm with a rich history. It remains steadfastly forward-looking in its approach, however, and is famed for its practical focus and no-nonsense modus operandi." - WTR1000 2016, Intellectual Property

"It's an excellent firm; extremely knowledgeable on IP law, practical, and also very pleasant to work with." Chambers Europe 2016, Intellectual Property

"The firm provides a very good quality of advice and speed of service." - Chambers Europe 2016, Intellectual Property

"Acts on a broad range of IP matters, including distribution and franchise issues in the media and sports sectors. Expertise includes protection and enforcement of trade marks, designs and copyrights, and anti-counterfeiting." - Chambers Europe 2016, Intellectual Property