Michiel Rijsdijk LLM

Partner, Attorney at law

Michiel Rijsdijk

Michiel Rijsdijk is IP Attorney at law and partner at Arnold & Siedsma. Michiel has an excellent reputation in the field of trademark and patent matters. He has conducted major national and international patent proceedings and has been involved as a litigator in well-known trademark law cases.

Michiel's practice mainly consists of litigation in the field of intellectual property law, which includes coordinating international disputes and advising clients on intellectual property strategies. In addition to his litigation practice, Michiel is engaged in drafting contracts to protect and exploit IP rights.

What others say about Michiel:
Michiel is an expert in the IP domain who, thanks to his pragmatic and determined approach, is able to obtain the best results for his clients from a case.

Employment history:
Michiel began his career in the legal department of the reputable Arnold & Siedsma office, which has traditionally specialised in patent law in particular. He then worked for five years with Van der Steenhoven Advocaten as an IP lawyer, before setting up his own office with three colleagues at the end of 2007. In 2010, this office merged with Arnold & Siedsma, to which he returned as a partner.


1997: University of Amsterdam, law with specialisation in Intellectual Property
Outside activities and memberships:
Michiel is the co-founder and editor of www.boek9.nl. He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the Benelux Vereniging voor Merken en Modellenrecht (BMM) [Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law] and the Vereniging voor Auteursrecht (VvA) [Copyright Association]. He is currently an active member of the regulatory team of the Association of European Trademark Owners (MARQUES) and the anti-counterfeit committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He also lectures and publishes on a regular basis.

In the editions of the World Intellectual Property Review Michiel Rijsdijk and his colleague Marlies Wiegerinck provide an overview of the kinds of protection of Intellectual Property in the Netherlands.

WIPR 2016 Sep-Oct, Brilliant ideas and inventive step

WIPR 2016 Jul-Aug, Copyright and card games 

WIPR 2016 May-Jun, The challenges of invalidating design rights

WIPR 2016 Mar-Apr, Walking the walk on claims of infringement

WIPR 2016 Jan-Feb, Novartis v Sun Pharmaceutical - a battle over second medical use patents

Archive 2015: WIPR
The Intellectual Property Review, 2014 July
Archive 2014: 6 publications in WIPR
Archive 2013: 6 publications in WIPR
Archive 2012: 3 publications in WIPR
Archive 2011: 6 publications in WIPR
Archive 2010: 7 publications in WIPR
Archive 2010: 2 publications in Word Trademark Review

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