Mr
Pieter
de Ruijter

Partner & Trade Mark Attorney

Amsterdam Office

Trade marks

Telephone. +31(0) 207 051 090
Mobile. +31(0) 614 401 662
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Pieter has a vast knowledge of the many aspects of IP, focusing on strategic management, clearance, protection, enforcement and exploitation of trade marks and designs. Because of his interest in and good feeling about technical aspects as well, possible patent related opportunities are not forgotten. 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-added solution to satisfy the clients and their commercial and strategic goals.

Qualifications

Trade Mark Attorney

Benelux
Europe


LAW DEGREE

Dutch law, specialising in Intellectual Property

Recognition

WTR 1000

Highly recommended for his “approachable and hands-on manner”, Pieter de Ruijter “has an excellent grasp of the law and is always willing to brainstorm. He gives a great deal of comfort to those burdened with branding concerns” (2021); "Pieter de Ruijter is a knowledgeable, reliable and trustworthy adviser, who thinks outside the box, in order to push legal boundaries and find creative solutions for clients" (2020); "De Ruijter shines on strategic portfolio management and rationalisation, as well as oppositions and infringements" (2019); "De Ruijter has a nuanced grasp of design rights issues" (2018); “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.” (2017); “Strategic kingpin handling a raft of corporate titans’ sprawling portfolios and KOs their complex conundrums” (2016); “Highly creative when it comes to clever IP strategies” (2015).

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MIP IP STARS

Trade mark star 2020/21

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Publications

World Trademark Review 1000 2022

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WTR 1000 2021

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MIP IP Stars 2020

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WTR 1000 2020

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WTR 1000 2019

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Conferences: 2022

May 19th 2022

HGF Complete webinar: comparison of registered and unregistered design rights procedures before the EUIPO and UKIPO

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April 30th 2022

INTA Washington D.C.

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Conferences: 2021

March 9th 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

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Conferences: 2020

September 26th 2020

GRUR Annual Meeting Berlin

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Conferences: 2019

December 3rd 2019

IP in Retail Conference Amsterdam 2019

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May 18th 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston

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May 15th 2019

INTA Boston

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CSR

Pieter is a certified Benelux and European Trademark & Design Attorney, and he is member of the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and MARQUES.

Other activities of Pieter are:

  • Lecturer vocational training of Benelux Trademark and Design Attorneys (BBMM)
  • Lecturer vocational training of Dutch Patent Attorneys (SBO)
  • Visiting lecturer University of Groningen (the Netherlands) Trademark & Design Law
  • Member PR & Communication Committee Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
  • Speaker at congresses and seminars in the field of Intellectual Property
  • Publishing on subjects in the field of Intellectual Property, amongst others in WTR

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