Frouke Hekker

Manager Novagraaf Academy and Coordinator Competence Centre

Amsterdam office

Frouke Hekker works at Novagraaf as Manager of the Novagraaf Academy. In this role she is responsible for (a.o.) the group-wide internal training programme. Frouke also manages the Competence Centre, our internal knowledge centre in the field of intellectual property.

Career history

Frouke studied Media & Entertainment Management (2007, Inholland University of Applied Sciences) as well as Law (2012, University of Amsterdam) and specialised in intellectual property law with a master's degree (LLM) in Information Law (2012, University of Amsterdam). After several years in the film industry and the legal profession, she joined Novagraaf in 2014. Frouke completed the professional training Benelux Trademark and Design Attorneys (BBMM) in 2017.

Work highlights

Frouke's daily activities include coordinating and providing internal education (focused on both legal content and skills) and organising client seminars. She is responsible for recording and communicating changes in IP legislation worldwide internally. Frouke regularly contributes to various newsletters and publications for Novagraaf's clients and IP magazines/platforms.


Frouke is a member of the BMM.


  • Dutch
  • English

Areas of expertise

  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Trade names
  • Domain names

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Drilling down into designs

Safeguarding product designs via national, EU and international systems can provide companies with an important and cost-effective route to IP protection. However, systems for registering design rights do come with specific rules and restrictions.

By Frouke Hekker,
Drilling down into designs

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