Niels Mulder is head of the IP practice of DLA Piper in Amsterdam and co-head of the soft IP Group of DLA Piper. His practice focuses on all forms of intellectual property with a particular emphasis on brand protection, copyright, designs and unfair competition.

Niels is experienced in advising on and coordinating multi-jurisdictional IP litigation on behalf of his clients. In addition Niels has advised, developed and executed Benelux and pan-European anti-counterfeiting strategies for many clients.

He has published several articles in Dutch legal journals and has obtained many landmark decisions and has experience at every court level in the Netherlands and Europe, including five court cases at the European court of Justice.

Niels has been recommended in the IP field for more than 10 years by Chambers, MIP and the Legal 500 and has been listed by WTR 1000 and IP Stars and as one of the World's Leading Trademark Professionals for many consecutive years.