Elka Stegeman LLM

Benelux and European trademark and design attorney

Elka Stegeman


University of Utrecht, Law
University of Sydney (Australia), various courses in Intellectual Property

Elka completed her degree in Law, with specialization in Intellectual Property, at the University of Utrecht in 1998. She followed some parts of her law studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. Following her university degree she worked at two of the larger Dutch trademark agencies as trademark and design attorney. During this period she has worked for both clients with large international trademark portfolios and for clients in the small and medium-sized company sector. So she has acquired a wide experience in all aspects of trademark and industrial design law, such as advice regarding the adoption of a certain trademark, searches after the availability of marks, due diligence, advice regarding and assistance with registration procedures, advice and consultation in relation to portfolio administration and management. She joined the Enschede office of Arnold & Siedsma in 2012.

What others say about Elka:
Enthusiastic, client-oriented and solution-focused

Work history:

1998 - 2012: Trademark and design attorney at two of the larger Dutch IP-firms/trademark agencies
2012 - present: Trademark and design attorney at Arnold & Siedsma


1998:  University of Utrecht, Law
University of Sydney (Australia), various courses in Intellectual Property

Dutch, English, French

Elka is a member of BMM, PTMG and INTA.

Case I:

When one of her clients acquired a very large international trademark portfolio, Elka advised and assisted with the setting up of the IP department and the IP policy. Her work consisted of i.a. help with and advice regarding the proper transfer of the portfolio and pending matters, clearance and ratification of the trademark portfolio, indentifying and mapping of the ‘gaps’ in the required trademark protection, as well as pure practical advice on how to process and archive correspondence relating to the IP portfolio, setting up of internal guidelines concerning the use of the trademarks and routes to be followed when introducing new trademarks and/or modernized versions.

Telephone: +31 53 4319722