Mr Joost Becker > Dirkzwager > Arnhem, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Intellectual Property and IT Law


Attorney – Partner


Joost Becker heads the IP/IT practice group at Dirkzwager. His daily practice focuses on soft IP litigation: trademarks and tradename law, domain name disputes and internet law. Joost also specialises in design rights, copyright, image rights, slavish imitation cases. He also deals with matters relating to misleading advertising, comparative advertising, unfair trading practices and press publications.

Joost provides advice and help with procedural and contract work to a wide range of enterprises, from multi-nationals to SMEs. He regularly lectures (University of Groningen) on IP and litigation and writes about these subjects on websites and in professional journals.


Dutch, English


  • Member of VIEPA (Dutch association of IP litigators)
  • Member of the BMM Bulletin journal editorial team (specialized journal on trademarks and design in the Benelux) in which he also regularly contributes as author


Dutch Law, University of Groningen

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Dirkzwager’s Arnhem-based IT practice is sought out by clients for a range of matters, including contracts for hardware and software service agreements, disputes concerning failed automation projects and software, and data protection issues. The team, led by Ernst-Jan van de Pas, regularly works on IT-related matters in the healthcare and life sciences sector, including handling cases that reach the Supreme Court and negotiating tech partnerships between hospitals and high-tech medical devices companies. Mark Jansen heads the data protection and cybersecurity teams and is instrumental in drafting GIBIT terms (new conditions for procuring IT services and products) in Dutch municipalities. Joost Becker is a soft IP specialist, representing clients in contentious design rights, copyrights and image rights as well as advertising disputes. Christel Jeunink focuses on IP contracting, R&D projects and licensing agreements. Associate Sven Wakker drafts IT contracts and is a key member of the privacy and IT teams.