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 > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Jacqueline SchaapVisser Schaap & Kreijger

Visser Schaap & Kreijger has strong knowledge of the publishing sector, with expertise acting for collecting societies and advising on copyright contract law. With a strong litigation practice, the firm also handles trade marks, designs, internet and media issues, defamation and privacy. Jacqueline Schaap has 30 years’ experience in media and IP and counts publishers, TV producers and broadcasters among her client base. Well known IP professor Dirk Visser co-heads the team with Schaap. Senior associate Patty de Leeuwe is noted for copyright issues.

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

Highlighted for ‘high-quality work and pragmatic advice’ Visser Schaap & Kreijger‘s team handles all types of IP protection in addition to copyright and neighbouring rights, trade marks, and design protection, as well as being experienced in internet and media, and defamation issues together with commercial/transactional matters. Its response to Covid-19 issues has been to set up an audio-visual space whereby clients can attend court hearings. The ‘exceptional’ Jacqueline Schaap leads the team together with Dirk Visser who is ‘the ultimate combination of knowledge and wit’. Other key practitioners are Paul Kreijger and stand-out senior associate Patty de Leeuwe. Senior associate Jasper Klopper joined the team in October 2020 from Stibbe.