Marlies Wiegerinck LLM

Attorney at law

Marlies Wiegerinck

Trade marks and custom enforcement

Marlies is an associate attorney-at-law of Arnold & Siedsma. She is specialised in intellectual property law in the broadest sense of the term. She assists both national and international clients, from advisory work to litigation in complex cross-border issues. Her work also comprises drafting and negotiatiing agreements related to intellectual property rights (licence agreements, settlements, NDAs etc.). Marlies has a special focus on the protection and enforcements of trade secrets and Customs Enforcement.

Marlies joined the firm’s section of IP attorneys-at-law in 2008 after she completed her master’s degree in intellectual property rights from the University of Groningen. During her studies she studied in France for half a year. She is vice-president of the legislation committee of the Benelux Trademark and Design Associations and member of the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG). She regularly attends FIPE-meetings (Female Intellectual Property Experts).

Marlies and the patent and trademark attorneys together make up a good team with complementary strengths. She likes to dive into a case and provide pragmatic and tailored solutions for her clients. Thanks to short lines of communication, the client quickly finds out where he stands in order to keep one step ahead of the competition.

What others say about Marlies:
Enthusiastic, committed, focused

Employment history:

2007 - 2008: International Account Manager for an international financial company
2008 - present: Lawyer at Arnold & Siedsma

Marlies studied at the University of Groningen. She specialised in Intellectual Property Law and wrote her doctoral thesis on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. During her study, Marlies was active in the Rechtswinkel Groningen [Groningen Legal Advice Centre], the Juridische Faculteitsvereniging [Legal Faculty Association] and worked as a student-assistant to Prof W.H.M. Reehuis.

In 2007, Marlies studied at the law faculty of the University of Poitiers.

Dutch, English, French

Outside activities & memberships:
Marlies is a member of the Benelux vereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (‘BMM’) [Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law] and is a member of the Wetgevingscommissie [Legislation Committee] of the BMM.

During her student placement in the IP/Corporate Litigation department at Clifford Chance, Marlies helped to produce an article on the new Regulation on Medicinal Products for Advanced Therapy.

Together with her colleague Bartosz Sujecki, Marlies wrote a brief commentary on the bill to amend the submission obligation. The aim of the bill is to extend the existing right to inspect, copy or extract.

Together with Michiel Rijsdijk, Marlies achieved a positive outcome for the client in this parallel import case.

The new Regulation on Medicinal Products for Advanced Therapy
The Intellectual Property Review 2014

Telephone: +31 20 6444000