Mr Sikke Kingma > Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV
PO BOX 11756


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.

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Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

The team at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV frequently acts as a legal adviser to the State of the Netherlands, and has represented both the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Justice and Security. The firm is representing the municipality of Rotterdam in defamation proceedings initiated by the client against the publisher of Sabah, a popular Turkish newspaper. Practice head Sikke Kingma is an experienced Supreme Court litigator, who frequently represents clients in disputes concerning the lawfulness of publications, particularly where unfounded accusations or infringements of privacy are concerned.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV has extensive experience in litigating before the Dutch Supreme Court on cases regarding trade marks, copyright, design and patent law and has a ‘unique‘ position acting for government agencies. A highlight includes practice head Sikke Kingma acting for Spirits International in Supreme Court proceedings concerning the ownership of Russian vodka trade marks. Other key clients include the Dutch Institute for Physical Safety, Goossens Meubelen, and the City of Leiden.