As a trademark and design attorney I am involved in the entire lifecycle of trademarks and designs. From investigating availability to advising on registration. I also act for clients whose IP rights have been infringed, including, where necessary, initiating opposition procedures on their behalf.
Working for well-known trademarks and brands is what I enjoy most. Their international nature – and consequently my work – is what makes it challenging. I also really enjoy being involved in developing new brands. It’s great when a brand I’ve advised on appears on a billboard.
In my free time, I enjoy boating on the Leiden canals and the Kagerplassen, one of the few places where you hardly see any brands at all.