Patty de Leeuwe
Lawyer since 2012. Focus on copyright, trademark and design law, media law, unlawful press publications, reputation protection, regulation and liability online platforms.
Patty de Leeuwe has been an intellectual property lawyer since 2012 and a partner at the firm. Her focus is on copyright, trademark and design law, media law, unlawful press publications, reputation protection, regulation and liability of online platforms. She has particular experience in issues concerning the responsibilities of online platforms and the freedom of expression and reputational risk of public individuals and companies. She regularly assists various retail companies, producers, creators and the Dutch anti-piracy organisation BREIN.
Patty studied at the University of Amsterdam (IvIR), where, after an honours bachelor’s degree in law (which she completed cum laude), she obtained a master’s degree in information law and a master’s degree in private law practice. During her studies, Patty broadened her knowledge of intellectual property law at Columbia Law School in New York. She also completed internships at several (international) law firms.
Patty is a member of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) and several Dutch Associations. Patty has several publications to her name and regularly lectures in the field of intellectual property and media law.
In Legal500, Patty has been listed as a “Rising Star” for several years and also as a “Next Generation Partner” since 2022.
Some recommendations for Patty:
Media Law International included “Patty de Leeuwe joined the partnership in 2022 and has a strong practice in IP enforcement and media.”
Patty has registered “Intellectual property law” as her main area of law in the register of areas of law of the Dutch Bar Association. Pursuant to this registration, she is obliged to obtain ten training points in this area of law each calendar year according to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.