Marjolein Driessen


Marjolein Driessen specialises in intellectual property (IP) and advertising law. Before joining Legaltree in 2011, she worked for ten years as a trademark attorney and lawyer, advising clients on all aspects of IP, in particular trademarks, designs and copyright, as well as unfair competition and advertising law.


Her clients are active in the field of creativity and innovation and include designers, authors, artists and advertising agencies, as well as companies both domestic and multinational including the fashion, furniture, sports, film, and travel industries. Marjolein is an experienced litigator in a wide variety of court procedures, oppositions and domain name arbitrations. She also has many years of experience handling complaints at the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. Due to her experience as a trademark attorney, she can provide her clients with practical and valuable advice before conflicts may arise, and can act as sparring partner in starting up and maintaining trademark and design portfolios.

Work experience
  • July 2004 – 2011: lawyer IP and advertising law at the Rotterdam boutique firm Leijnse Artz.
  • 2001 – July 2004: trademark and design attorney at the Patent and Trademarks Office Vereenigde.
Memberships & ancillary positions
  • Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design Law (BMM)
  • Association for Advertising Law (VvRr)
  • Association for Copyright Law (VvA)
  • Association for Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Marques

Marjolein is chair of the Editing Committee and member of the Supervisory Board.

  • Grotius Academy, National and International Contracts (2014)
  • Post-doctoral training for Benelux Trademark and Design Attorneys (BBMM – 2003)
  • University of Leiden (2000)
  • Université de Bourgogne, Frankrijk (2000) – (Droit Civil, Droit de l’Homme, Relations Internationales)
  • Various intellectual property training and courses
Books and publications

Marjolein is co-author of the text-book Intellectual property right understood published and available at Boom Juridisch.

Marjolein is also co-author of IP in Business (‘IE in Bedrijf’), a series of handbooks specialising in intellectual property for entrepreneurs and companies. Part 1 – (Trade Names and Trademarks), part 2 – (The Protection of Ideas), part 3 – (Design), part 4 (Advertising), part 5 (Online) and part 6 (Inbreuk op IE-rechten) are available as hard cover and eBook at and as well as at regular bookstores. A preview copy downloads here:


Trademark attorney and dispute resolution whizz Marjolein Driessen is a favourite of artists and designers, who appreciate her dedication and passion for their industry.

World Trademark Review 10002021

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