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Dirk Visser

Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Prof.mr. D.J.G. Visser
+31 71 527 7888

Professor Visser has been a Professor of Intellectual Property Law within the Institute of Private Law's Company Law department since 2003. He also works as a lawyer at law firm Visser Schaap & Kreijger in Amsterdam.

More information about Dirk Visser

Dirk Visser has been a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Leiden University since 2003. He studied law at Leiden University between 1988 and 1992. From 1992 to 1996, worked on his doctoral thesis in Leiden and at the Max Planck Institute in Munich. In 1997, he received his PhD from Professor D. W. Feer Verkade with his thesis entitled 'Copyright in access, on the exploitation rights of the author in the era of digital information and network communication'.   

Visser has also been practising as a lawyer in Amsterdam since 1996. In 2015, he founded his own firm Visser Schaap & Kreijger.

Visser has been a Board member of several societies and foundations in the field of intellectual property law, including the Dutch group AIPPI, the Wittem Group and the Trademark Law Institute. He has previously been a member of the Editorial Board of various journals in this field. He is a co-author of a copyright handbook and has written and edited various other books.

Professor of Intellectual Property Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Ondernemingsrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B2.37



  • Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie Lid van de Commissie Auteursrecht
  • Auteursrecht Lid van de redactie
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  • Visser Schaap & Kreijger Advocatuur
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