Pieter De Ruijter


Pieter has almost 20 years of experience as an IP attorney, more than 16 years of which working at the biggest Dutch IP firm in Amsterdam. Pieter joined HGF in January 2017 as a Partner.

Pieter is a certified Benelux and European Trade Mark & Design Attorney.

Pieter has vast knowledge of the many aspects of IP, focussing on management, clearance, protection, enforcement and exploitation of trade marks and designs. As a passionate, open-minded, accessible, skilled discussion partner for all different kinds of clients, whether small or large, easy or complex, Pieter is easily able to adapt to each situation and have conversations at all levels. With the usual dose of creativity and out-of-the box thinking Pieter is always looking for a pragmatic and value-add solution to satisfy the clients and their commercial and strategic goals.

Pieter is member of the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and MARQUES.

WTR 1000 (2017) says: “An excellent attorney who takes a big-picture view of cases and who can be totally relied on”, Pieter de Ruijter adroitly manages the weightiest portfolios for global heavy hitters.”