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Lotte mainly works on various issues in intellectual property, with a particular focus on trademark, copyright, trade name, design and domain name law. She advices and litigates for both national and international clients operating in the creative sector. Other areas of advice and litigation are privacy law and commercial contracting

Lotte’s interest in the creative sector started early: as a child she was always drawing and painting. She even took pre-education Art & Design at a Dutch art academy. Fortunately Lotte decided to combine her passion for art with a law study. After obtaining a master degree in Corporate Law, Lotte also obtained an LLM in Information Law. By working for the creative industry as a lawyer Lotte now combines best of both worlds. Lotte is part of the editorial board of documentation of ‘Mediaforum’, the journal of media law.

Lotte has been working at Leeway since its start in January 2017.


Lotte Rutgers has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Intellectual property rights and Data Protection

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Lotte Rutgers


Associate, attorney-at-law
+31 (0)20 333 11 36
+31 (0)6 144 22 666

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