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Sikke Kingma

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Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV


Sikke Kingma is a specialist litigator and adviser in the area of Intellectual Property and Media Law with a special preference for cases at the interface with IT. He litigates and advises a great deal in connection with copyright law, trademark law, domain names and (in cassation) patent law. In addition, he assists clients in disputes about the legality of publications and statements on internet or in other media. Sikke is furthermore a very experienced lawyer at the Supreme Court with more than a hundred judgments to his name. With his background as an all-round civil lawyer, he runs a broad cassation practice for companies and public authorities. He is often called in by lawyers from other offices to conduct cassation proceedings, prejudicial proceedings or to contribute ideas in appeal procedures. Kingma lectures and publishes on a regular basis. He is editor of the professional journal Mediaforum and principal editor of, the weblog about civil cassation case law in the Netherlands.

Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: IT

Though it acts mostly for public bodies, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV’s team also counts KPN as a client. Senior associate Jeroen Naves represented KPN in commercial litigation against Entropia. Meine Dijkstra and Sikke Kingma head the practice. Gerrit-Jan Zwenne was a new arrival in September 2018 from Brinkhof.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Acting mostly for public sector clients, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV’s practice is headed by Sikke Kingma. The team also advises private companies: Kingma acted for XS4ALL in a case brought by BREIN regarding the granting of access to The Pirate Bay.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Supreme Court litigator Sikke Kingma heads Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV’s team. He acted for XS4ALL in a copyright case brought by BREIN regarding the granting of access to The Pirate Bay. Other clients include the Medicines Evaluation Board and various Dutch state bodies. Kingma made partner in January 2017.

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