Robbert Sjoerdsma

About Robbert Sjoerdsma

Robbert has been a lawyer since 2007. After a nine-year stint at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam, in 2016 he joined Holla as a partner.

Robbert specialises in intellectual property law, including trademark and tradename, designs and models, copyright and (pharmaceutical) advertising law, the protection of know-how and unfair competition. Within Holla, he is tasked with strengthening the firm’s expertise in these areas further.

Robbert has a wealth of experience representing clients in matters concerning intellectual property before the Dutch courts, as well as in the administrative procedures for the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. In this context, he was involved in numerous pioneering proceedings which led to defining jurisprudence. Furthermore, Robbert advises on maintaining intellectual property rights, intellectual property strategy, licensing and franchise contracts as well as on intellectual property documentation relating to complex transactions.

Robbert is known for his determination in reaching a positive outcome for his clients. He is courteous in his ways, but means business. He thrives off thinking up creative legal solutions for his clients.

In his free time, Robbert gets his thrills from the creative industries and is a big fan of movies and TV series.

Robbert is also an author in his field and speaks at conferences. In addition, he is an active member of multiple associations within his area of expertise, including the Association of Advertising Law, the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law and the Association of Intellectual Property.

Curriculum Vitae & Work experience

Holla Advocaten

2016 - present

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Associate lawyer
2007 - 2016


Radboud University Nijmegen

Dutch Private Law
2001 - 2007

Radboud University Nijmegen

Business studies
2001 - 2007

Extracurricular activities

Association of Advertising Law (VvRr)


The Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM)


Association of Intellectual Property


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