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Rutger Stoop

Senior Associate

Rutger Stoop (admitted to the bar in 2013) is a seasoned litigator, specializing in the field of intellectual property. He focuses on trademark, design, advertising and copyright law. He provides strategic advice to clients on all aspects of product design, protected product designations, advertising and the protection of brands and trade names in general.

Professional QualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten, 2013
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, Masters degree, 2013


  • Legal 500 – Rising Star 2022
  • WTR1000 – Bronze ranking 2022
  • IP Stars – Rising Star 2018-2021
  • Who’s Who Legal – IP Copyright 2021-2022 (Recommended)
  • Who’s Who Legal – IP Trademarks 2021-2022 (Recommended)


  • Annotation for District Court The Hague 23 March 2022 (MEXX/G-MAXX)
  • Industrial Design Rights: an International Perspective, Third Edition (Dutch and EU Chapters), Wolters Kluwer (2021)
  • Overview caselaw Industrial Design, Berichten IE, October 2020

Prior Experience

2013-2022, Senior Associate, Amsterdam based top tier IP boutique firm

Speaker events

  • Product design and advertising trends, AIJA IP/TMT & In-house panel, Hamburg, 28 October 2022
  • Leiden Law Lunch Intellectuele Eigendom, 8 December 2021
  • Protection of product shape, which way to go? AIJA IP/TMT Commission Day Panel, 3 November 2021

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of Legislation Committee at Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (2018-current)
  • Member of Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Commission at AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers (2021-current)
  • Chairman Young Members Committee AIPPI Netherlands (2017-2022)