Frouke Hekker

Manager Novagraaf Academy

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 is also in charge of the Knowledge Management department, Novagraaf's 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

Latest Insights

News & opinion

Lipstick brings 3D trademarks back to life

Assumptions that the shape mark is dead may have been overturned this month, after the General Court of the EU found the shape of a lipstick suitable for trademark protection. While it is not easy to protect characteristics such as shapes under EU trademark law, the recent judgement provides hope for companies wishing to protect design elements or other features of their products.

By Frouke Hekker,
Lipstick brings 3D trademarks back to life

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