Mr Peter Claassen > AKD > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 59280

Work Department

IP & Technology.


Of counsel


Peter Claassen is Of Counsel at AKD and has been a lawyer for more than thirty years. He specialises in procedural law and intellectual property law. Peter advises on, among other things, patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. He is also an expert on brand development, parallel trade and intellectual property agreements, such as licences, assignments and distribution.

Peter’s clients are national and international companies that are active in sectors such as chain stores, electronics, household and personal care, fashion and leisure wear, design and information and communication technology.

A large number of the cases in which he has conducted litigation have been published in specialist literature. In addition he regularly lectures on trademark and patent law.


He is a member of leading organisations such as INTA and Marques.


Peter studied law at Nijmegen University where he obtained his Master degree. In addition Peter obtained an LLM degree at Miami Law school.

Lawyer Rankings

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

The AKD team provides a range of expertise in respect of trade marks and copyright infringements and advertising disputes. It serves clients in areas including technology, retail, fashion, life sciences, and the agriculture/food industries. Team head, Martin Hemmer, Huib Berendschot and Roderick Chalmers focus on disputes and litigation, while of counsel Peter Claassen has led on a number of high-profile trade mark infringement matters. The firm also offers a trade mark and design prosecution service; Berendschot who is also a European and Benelux trade mark attorney heads that team and is ably assisted by associate Bram Woltering whose IP expertise extends to parallel imports and anti-counterfeiting cases.