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

Fielding a team that ‘works very effectively’ and ‘gives very open and honest advice about what is in the best interest of the client’, Van Doorne’s IP and media practice handles the full range of IP work for a high-profile international and domestic client roster. The group works closely with its IT colleagues and can provide multi-disciplinary teams in areas such as FinTech and Healthtech. The ‘outstandingKriek Wille heads up the group and has notable expertise in design protection work and transactions involving IP portfolios. Bas Pinckaers leads the patent and trade secrets team; Dominique Geerts also has expertise in media law, and Chris In ‘t Veld focuses on IP contracts and transactions.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Kriek Wille – Van Doorne

Van Doorne’s expertise covers the key areas of television and film, gaming, music, publishing, leisure, sports, theatre and museums. Its work covers a broad scope of contentious, advisory and transactional matters. The firm is best known for media transactions, projects and ventures that require multidisciplinary strength across IP, IT, corporate, employment and tax. Kriek Wille, who is an ‘all-around terrific litigator’, ‘sees the big picture, her work product – and that of her team – is always excellent, and she’s practical at the same time’. She co-heads the practice with corporate and M&A specialist Jeroen Sombezki.