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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

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Sikke Kingma  – Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV, which undertakes a mix of advisory work and litigation, is best known for representing public authorities and the state. It is prominent in matters of public impact that have financial, social and political relevance. The team has expertise in defamation cases, defending the freedom of speech of government officials, social watchdogs and academics. It is also known for its experience of Supreme Court litigation, and practice head Sikke Kingma is admitted to the Dutch Supreme Court Bar.

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

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV, which is based in The Hague, advises a range of corporate clients but is especially noted for its representation of the Dutch State, a number of Dutch regulatory bodies and universities. It advises, negotiates and litigates on all types of IP up to the Supreme Court and is especially notable for its work in the latter forum. Global firms frequently refer cases to the firm that are destined for the Supreme Court. Sikke Kingma  who spearheads the work, specialises in copyright and media law and is one of a few IP lawyers who is admitted to the Bar of the Dutch Supreme Court. Associate Jordi Bierens is a key member of the team.