Tjeerd Overdijk studied Law at the Leiden University and has been a lawyer since 1984. He has been an all-rounder in the field of intellectual property for more than 25 years, with a special interest in matters balancing on the edge of intellectual property and information technology, such as the enforcement of rights on software, trademark and copyrights on the Internet, database rights, software and business method patents and trademark and domain name disputes. He is a WIPO panelist for domain name disputes in .nl. Tjeerd is also one of the very few specialists in plant variety rights. He is a co-author of the loose-leaf intellectual property textbook ‘Intellectueel Eigendom’ (chapter on copyright) and of a monograph on Intellectual Property & ICT (chapter on patent law).