Tjibbe Fokkens

Tjibbe Fokkens is an attorney-at-law and associate partner specialising in intellectual property.

Tjibbe is an attorney-at-law with more than 15 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law (IP). He is highly experienced in IP conflict handling and litigation, advising on the best ways to protect intellectual property and draw up IP-related contracts, such as licensing and cooperation agreements.

His main areas of expertise are trademarks, design rights, copyright, trade names, domain names, unfair competition and advertising law. He has wide-ranging experience in the field of international IP issues, including the coordination of international infringement cases, cross-border distribution networks and parallel trade.

Tjibbe advises and represents multinationals and other companies and organisations, including various well-known brands and retail chains, design agencies and public bodies. He combines broad legal knowledge with a practical and personal approach to achieve excellent results for his clients.

Tjibbe is a member of the Vereniging voor Auteursrecht (Copyright Law Association), the Benelux Vereniging voor merken- en modellenrecht (Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law), MARQUES and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Reviews in the World Trademark Review and Chambers:

Tjibbe is an outstanding lawyer. Not only does he know all the tricks, but with his creativity, strategic sense and goal-oriented approach, he effortlessly adds value at the highest level.
WTR 1000, 2023

”Tjibbe Fokkens acquits himself with distinction when coordinating large-scale parallel import programs and international infringement suits. His commercial mindset and customer-centric approach allow him to focus on what matters.” WTR 1000, 2022

Tjibbe Fokkens is “a lovely person with a business-oriented approach. He analyses each case and its possible solutions thoroughly before preparing an effective strategy, bearing in mind that enforcement procedures differ in each country. Tjibbe is well organised, practical and of immense value to any company”. WTR 1000, 2021

“Tjibbe Fokkens is “a highly skilled trademark litigator with an exemplary grasp of the core issues in any dispute. A great IP lawyer and person, he knows how to quickly translate his thoughts into practical solutions”. Focused on the commercial aims and objectives of his clients, few have come across a better practitioner.” WTR 1000, 2020

Tjibbe Fokkens handles IP and advertising law matters, acting for fashion accessories labels, international lifestyle brands and providers of industrial products. According to clients, he is “enthusiastic, positive, highly qualified, and a good communicator who has lots of relevant experience.” Chambers 2018

”Associate Tjibbe Fokkens has impressed clients with his ability to “respond very quickly with the right answer, advice or action.” He advises on a range of IP matters, including litigation, enforcement and international or cross-border issues related to product distribution networks.” Chambers 2017

”Tjibbe Fokkens specialises in handling copyright and trade mark infringement matters for retailers in the fashion and lifestyle, automotive and construction sectors. Clients say he is “very knowledgeable, and his advice is very succinct with a commercial focus. He’s also thorough, with a proactive approach.”” Chambers 2016

”Tjibbe Fokkens is appreciated by interviewees for the fact that “he is just so easy to work with – he tries to think with you about creative solutions and is willing to look outside the box to help with cases.”” Chambers 2014

Attorneys-at-law are required to publish the below notice regarding their legal practice areas in accordance with the regulations that apply to them.

Tjibbe Fokkens has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Intellectual Property

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in this registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


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