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Kriek Wille

Kriek Wille



  • Consumer Goods, Retail, Food & Beverages
  • Cyber Security
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property & Digital Media

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Kriek is a highly experienced Intellectual Property lawyer and co-head of the Media & Technology Sector Team. In trademarks and general IP law, Kriek is both trusted advisor and litigator, with special focus on (also online/digital) business and media, and the creative/innovative sector. Kriek has a strong track record in gaming, sponsoring, endorsement, (media)production and licensing projects. Kriek advises cultural and major retail organizations on the protection of design. She specializes in (conflicts on) media publicity (tv, print, online), communication and advertising law. Kriek is member of the Board of the Cobra Museum business club.

Kriek has specific expertise in commercial litigation, both before national and international Courts (EUC), regularly speaks on issues of intellectual property law and authored a handbook on intellectual property rights in bankruptcies. In the past, Kriek worked for the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Justice where she was involved in policy and legislation on intellectual property and civil law. Her affinity for strategies on managing media attention was kindled when she was director of a foundation that worked for better relationships between celebrities and the media.
Areas of Practice

Consumer Goods, Retail, Food & Beverages | Cyber Security | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Intellectual Property & Digital Media | Technology, Media & Telecom


Five Reasons Why Investors Love Intellectual Property (And Other Intangible Assets)
Van Doorne N.V., April 2021

Several listed companies recently bought the music rights of world famous stars such as Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift. The payoff of investing in music mainly comes from streams revenues. But the benefits do not seem to be that bad: for instance, since Sony bought Michael Jackson's music portfolio in 2016, its stock price has quadrupled (1)...

Facebook and Other Video Sharing Platforms Soon Subject to European Media Legislation
Van Doorne N.V., July 2018

The drastic changes in the media landscape made over the past years continue to rock the traditional TV sector. Family TV is being replaced rapidly by content online, on demand and on different mobile devices. The global internet video share by consumers is expected to increase from 64% in 2014 to 80% by 2019 (according to Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2016–2021)...

Upcoming Modernisation of Copyright: Mandatory Exceptions
Van Doorne N.V., March 2017

The European Commission has made a proposal for a directive that is intended to update copyright law to cope with the modern age in which online services are becoming increasingly important. The proposal is part of the 'Digital Single Market Strategy' of the EU: a set of initiatives to create a free trans-border market for online trade and content. The proposed directive (“DSM directive”) supplements the current Copyright Directive with a number of regulations...

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