Jacqueline Schaap > Visser Schaap & Kreijger > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Visser Schaap & Kreijger




She advises, drafts contracts for and litigates on behalf of national and international clients, including publishers, TV and film producers, broadcasting corporations, designers, advertisers and trade mark owners. Not only does she handle proceedings before the civil courts, but also before the Dutch Media Commissariat (Commissariaat voor de Media), the Dutch Advertising Code Commission (Reclamecode Commissie) and the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt).

Jacqueline began her career as a lawyer at Boekel De Nerée, where she was partner and head of the Intellectual Property division. Before that she worked as a trade mark and design agent. In 2002 she was one of the founders of Klos Morel Vos & Schaap and acted several years as managing partner.

Throughout her legal career, she has held many additional administrative posts, including member of the Dutch Copyright Commission (Commissie Auteursrecht), the advisory board of the Ministry of Justice, board member of the advertising society Genootschap voor Reclame, board member of the Dutch Foundation for Copyright Promotion (Stichting Auteursrechtmanifestaties), member of the Advisory Committee to SIRE, board member of the Rathenau Institute, board member of the theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and, for many years, she was a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Amsterdam Bar Association (Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten). Currently, she is Chair of the Fellow Fund, related to SIRE, and a member of the Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal (Hof van Discipline) of the Dutch Bar Association.

Jacqueline has various publications to her name and regularly gives lectures on intellectual property law, licences and unlawful press publications.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Jacqueline Schaap – Visser Schaap & Kreijger

Described by a client as ‘one of the best IP boutiques in the Netherlands’, Visser Schaap & Kreijger is well versed in assisting clients with the protection and enforcement of their IP rights, acting for well-known media and publishing names in copyright infringement and licensing disputes, and in the licensing of IP for merchandising. Leading the team is Jacqueline Schaap, a specialist in copyright and defamation litigation, and Dirk Visser, who has extensive experience in anti-piracy matters tied to the film and music industries and collecting societies. Paul Kreijger is noted for his expertise in competition-related IP matters. Patty de Leeuwe focuses on platform liability and anti-piracy measures.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Jacqueline SchaapVisser Schaap & Kreijger

Visser Schaap & Kreijger advises on a broad range of matters within the media and entertainment industry, including sponsoring and product placement, film production contracts and defamation cases. Heading the team, Jacqueline Schaap is a strong litigator who is recommended for IP-related matters. Dirk Visser leads the team alongside her; he is skilled at advising on antipiracy mandates within the music and film sectors. Patty de Leeuwe and Paul Kreijger are also lawyers to note. Kreijger regularly advises broadcasters and producers, while de Leeuwe is an expert at copyright matters.