Intellectual Property and Media
Life Sciences
Competition Law and European Law
Intellectual Property

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Sophie van Loon

Attorney at law, Counsel

Sophie joined Kennedy Van der Laan in 2008, after obtaining a PhD in law at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She specializes in intellectual property law, with a focus on copyright and database law as well as the protection of technology. Sophie has a broad experience in contract drafting, advisory work and litigation in these areas. She further has extensive knowledge in the field of competition law. Her dissertation, “Refusal to license as the abuse of a dominant position” (“Licentieweigering als misbruik van machtspositie”) deals with the intersection between intellectual property law and competition law.

Sophie regularly lectures and publishes within her field of expertise and is a member of the editorial board of the academic journal AMI on copyright and information rights.

Practice areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Media Law
  • Internet Law


  • Law, Radboud University Nijmegen, 2000
  • Doctor of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Netherlands Copyright Association
  • Member of the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law
  • Member of Licensing Executives Society (“LES”) Benelux


  • Editor of AMI (“Tijdschrift voor auteurs-, media- & informatierecht”)

A Mouse-Shaped Chocolate Cannot Be a Trademark: Court of Justice Refuses Registration of Shape Mark Again

25 september 2012 

The Power of Google: First Mover Advantage or Abuse of a Dominant Position?

01 february 2012 

Levies for private copying when blank media are imported: who pays?

24 september 2011 

European Court of Justice Rules on Advertising for Prescription Drugs

30 june 2011 

Court of Appeal of The Hague Allows Portrait Right Claim of Turkish Woman

30 september 2010 

Advertising Code Committee: Advertising Campaign Trafigura on Probo Koala Affair Misleading

25 june 2010 

First Judgment Regarding European Design Law: Focus on Freedom of the Designer

28 may 2010 

Copyright Still Has Its Boundaries: Dutch Supreme Court Confirms Exclusion of Technology

26 february 2010