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.
Marjolein is 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) and part 5 (Online) are available as free downloads here: www.ie-inbedrijf.nl
2001 – July 2004: trademark and design attorney at the Patent and Trademarks Office Vereenigde.
July 2004 – 2011: lawyer IP and advertising law at the Rotterdam boutique firm Leijnse Artz.
Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design Law (BMM)
Association for Advertising Law (VvRr)
Association for Copyright Law (VvA)
Association for Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Association Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyers (VIEPA)
Guest Lecturer Utrecht College of Art
Marjolein is secretary and member of the Commissie Wetgeving, member of the Editing Committee and (interim) member of the Raad van Toezicht. Marjolein is also member of Marques’ Copyrights Team.
Grotius Academy, National and International Contracts (2014)
Post-doctoral training for Benelux Trademark and Design Attorneys (BBMM – 2003)
University of Leiden (2000)
Areas of law
Marjolein has entered the following area of law in the register of the Netherlands Bar Association:
Intellectual Property Law
Each calendar year ten training points in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar Association must be collected under this registration.
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