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

Visser Schaap & Kreijger frequently deals with infringements and strategies in the copyright contract law space, advising broadcasters, producers and publishers. Design protection is also a strength of the expanding practice. The experienced Dirk Visser co-heads the IP practice, with a background in acting for clients in landmark anti-piracy issues and expertise in collecting societies. Co-head Jacqueline Schaap is a seasoned litigator with a specialism in defamation and copyright issues. Paul Kreijger is the key contact for IP-related competition law issues, while recently promoted partner Patty De Leeuwe works on anti-counterfeiting and illegal merchandising matters for high-profile clients.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Jacqueline SchaapVisser Schaap & Kreijger

IP and media niche firm Visser Schaap & Kreijger is led by litigator Jacqueline Schaap, who focuses on freedom of speech, image rights, contract law, product placement and sponsoring mandates. IP virtuoso Dirk Visser is known for successfully representing clients in ground-breaking decisions in respect of anti-piracy in the music and film industries. Paul Kreijger works on matters that intersect IP and competition law, for example, copyrights and neighbouring rights. Recently promoted partner Patty De Leeuwe works closely with Visser and Schaap on various copyright, freedom of speech and defamation issues.