Piter de Weerd graduated from the University of Amsterdam, where he specialized in intellectual property law. Piter worked as a trademark attorney before joining the IP departments of NautaDutilh and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the two mayor Dutch law firms, and subsequently KMVS, a specialized IP boutique firm. He is the co-founder and general editor of the Dutch IP website Boek9.nl, which has turned out to become the foremost daily information source for Dutch IP professionals, students and interested laymen. Piter is also an editor of AMI, a Dutch print journal about copyright law. He joined the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam in 2011, where he was working as an editor of the Kluwer European Copyright Case Law service.