Syb Terpstra

Senior Attorney

Syb is a senior associate at bureau Brandeis with almost 10 years of experience. He knows everything about intellectual property law and media & entertainment law. Syb is a specialist in trademark law and music rights (copyright and neighbouring/related rights). He also has extensive experience in, inter alia, advertising law, portrait/image rights and commercial contracts (such as licensing agreements and sponsorship agreements).

Characteristics and qualities

Syb is pragmatic. To the point if possible, detailed if necessary, but always with an eye for the bigger picture. He thinks primarily in terms of possibilities, rather than risks. Syb always strives for a practical solution, but if a conflict is unavoidable, he stands firmly behind his clients.

Clients Syb works for

Syb regularly works for brand owners in the tech, FMCG, fashion and media industries, among others. In addition, Syb is a respected entertainment lawyer with extensive knowledge of the music industry in particular.

Syb has worked for clients including Amp.Amsterdam, Barong Family, Beverly Hills Polo Club, bunq, CarNext.com, CIVC (Champagne), Dash Berlin, Moksi, Nike, Nivea (Beiersdorf), Pathé, PepsiCo, Roger Federer, Spinnin’ Records, Tiqets and Yellow Claw.

Clients and fellow lawyers about Syb

Internationally respected lawyer rankings, such as WTR 1000, Legal 500 and Managing IP, describe Syb as a “rising star” in trademark and copyright law and as a “key lawyer”, “excellent associate” and “recommended” for intellectual property rights.

Clients and fellow attorney’s say about Syb in these rankings, inter alia, the following:

  • has a very sharp mind
  • grasps the most complex subjects
  • goes to great lengths to understand what is best for his clients
  • easily negotiates favourable settlements; but when it comes down to it, he is a fierce litigator
  • represents some of the biggest names in the industry
  • very intelligent, young talent with a great future ahead of him
  • very smart and sharp and at the same time very approachable in his communication

Before joining bureau Brandeis in 2018, Syb worked at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for almost 5 years.

Some recent work of Syb, read more…

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James Bond music theme a valid EU trademark?

Syb Terpstra / 28 Jan 2022

The music theme of the James Bond movies; who doesn’t know it. In particular, the mysterious guitar riff will sound familiar to most people. The composition, as well as several specific recordings of it, are…