Anne Bekema

Anne Bekema is an astute and dedicated lawyer. Clients value her analytical skills, sector knowledge and the wisdom she brings to the table.

Anne specialises in media law, intellectual property law and privacy law. Furthermore, Anne is an experienced litigator and frequently represents (international) clients in the field of media and entertainment, science and technology and sports and consumer brands.

She regularly advises public figures and companies regarding reputation management. She is very experienced in guiding and protecting her clients’ interests when they are confronted with publicity-sensitive investigations concerning integrity and in expertly managing the communication with stakeholders.

Anne is a member of a number of professional associations, amongst others Vereniging voor Mediarecht, Vereniging voor Auteursrecht, Vereniging voor Privacyrecht, VIEPA and BMM VIEPA. Anne often speaks and publishes about her specialisations. She co-authored the European manual “Community Trade Mark Regulation, a commentary”.


  • Intellectual Property
  • Media
  • Privacy
T +31 20 2445 795
M +31 6 1486 1702

Recent matters handled by Anne


Le Poole Bekema advises the STER (a public media institution which provides the advertising related to the public broadcaster’s programmes) on advertising and privacy questions related to the technical and commercial developments surrounding the online exploitation of advertisements. We also regularly advise the STER on issues relating to its agreements.

Intellectual Property

Anne Bekema and Georgina Nühn represented Unilever Plc. in proceedings concerning one of its most successful personal care brands. Unilever has instituted proceedings in several European jurisdictions claiming the invalidity of similar national trademark registrations of a competitor. The Court of Appeal in the Hague allowed Unilever’s claim for revocation of the opposing party´s Benelux trademark.

Anne has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): Intellectual property law, privacy law and litigation. Based on this registration, Anne 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.