Mrs Kriek Wille > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Intellectual Property & Media; Technology, Media & Telecom; Consumer Goods, Retail, Food & Beverages; Cyber Security


Kriek heads the IP / Media practice and is co initiator of the Media & Technology Sector Team. In trademarks and general IP law, Kriek is both litigator and trusted advisor, with special focus on – online/digital – business and media, and unfair competition matters. She is especially skilled in handling complex strategic problems and files.


Kriek is a traditional IP lawyer with a strong track record in IP structuring, sponsoring, endorsement, (media) production and licensing projects. Kriek advises cultural and major retail organizations on the protection of design. She specializes in cases on media publicity (TV, print, online), communication and advertising law. Kriek is member of the Board of the Cobra Museum business club. Kriek has specific expertise in commercial litigation, both before national and international Courts (EUC), regularly speaks on issues of IP law and authored a handbook on IP rights in bankruptcies. In the past, Kriek worked for the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Justice where she was involved in policy and legislation on intellectual property and civil law. Her affinity for strategies on managing media attention was kindled when she was director of a foundation that worked for better relationships between celebrities and the media.


English, Dutch


  • Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
  • Dutch Copyright Association (VvA)
  • The Netherlands Advertising Law Association (VvRr)
  • Dutch Federation for Media and Communications Law (VMC)
  • Honorary Judge at the Court of Appeal in The Hague


  • Dutch Law, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Kriek WilleVan Doorne

The ‘skillful and practical’ Kriek Wille, who heads the Van Doorne practice oversees the media and technology practice in addition to IP. As well as traditional IP protection she focuses on online business and media and the creative/innovative sectors. Her team’s clients range from The Walt Disney Company, Laboratoires La Prairie, and LG Electronics to Hunkemöller, Skechers, and Nomad Foods. The team, including Chris In ’t Veld and Dominique Geerts, undertake the full range of both contentious and transactional work, while Bas Pinckaers is noted for his range of expertise in patents, trade secrets, trade marks, and designs.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Van Doorne’s practice focuses on corporate and advisory matters in the media and entertainment sector, and also handles contracts, licenses, and disputes and litigation. The practice is well placed to handle multi-faceted media projects, drawing on expertise from its IP, IT, corporate, employment and tax groups. Kriek Wille is a key name for sponsorship and endorsement projects, production and licensing, and litigation. Jeroen Sombezki, who jointly heads the practice with Wille, focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Arbitration specialist Rogier Schellaars joined as partner from Simmons & Simmons.