She advises, drafts contracts for and litigates on behalf of national and international clients, including publishers, TV and film producers, broadcasting corporations, designers, advertisers and trade mark owners. Not only does she handle proceedings before the civil courts, but also before the Dutch Media Commissariat (Commissariaat voor de Media), the Dutch Advertising Code Commission (Reclamecode Commissie) and the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt).
Jacqueline is always accurate, likable and sincerely concerned with all the cases she is involved in.
Jacqueline began her career as a lawyer at Boekel De Nerée, where she was partner and head of the Intellectual Property division. Before that she worked as a trade mark and design agent. In 2002 she was one of the founders of Klos Morel Vos & Schaap and acted several years as managing partner.
Throughout her legal career, she has held many additional administrative posts, including member of the Dutch Copyright Commission (Commissie Auteursrecht), the advisory board of the Ministry of Justice, board member of the advertising society Genootschap voor Reclame, board member of the Dutch Foundation for Copyright Promotion (Stichting Auteursrechtmanifestaties), member of the Advisory Committee to SIRE, board member of the Rathenau Institute, board member of the theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and, for many years, she was a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Amsterdam Bar Association (Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten). Currently, she is Chair of the Fellow Fund, related to SIRE, and a member of the Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal (Hof van Discipline) of the Dutch Bar Association.
Jacqueline has various publications to her name and regularly gives lectures on intellectual property law, licences and unlawful press publications.
Some testimonials for Jacqueline Schaap
Jacqueline Schaap is named in Chambers as ‘key individual’. She "has the perfect hands-on approach - she gives practical advice which is always a good mix of the legal and commercial aspects". "She has a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach and is very convincing," say interviewees. (Chambers Europe 2015). Clients admire her "strong IP knowledge" and describe her as "pragmatic, quick and pleasant to work with." (Chambers Europe 2017). Legal 500 calls her ‘a very practical lawyer, who has a clear vision but also keeps in mind the commercial interests’. By Best Lawyers she is named as ‘Media Lawyer of the Year ‘ in 2013 and as ‘Advertising Lawyer of the Year’ in 2014. She received the ‘Client Choice Award for copyright lawyer’ in both 2013 and 2014. Clients say about her that she is “a very knowledgeable, experienced, passionate, accessible and pragmatic counsel, who goes the extra mile for her clients”, “always available and very easy to work with as she has a huge knowledge of the industry”, “Jacqueline’s practical advice is always a good mix of the law and the commercial aspects of our company” and “Jacqueline is always accurate, likable and sincerely concerned with all the cases she is involved in”. “Jacqueline Schaap is a compelling litigator who has notched up more than 28 years of courtroom experience; she excels on cases where media and trademark issues are intertwined”. (WTR 1000 2017).