Attorney at law
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.
Enthusiastic, committed, focused
Belgian patent attorney, Dutch patent attorney, European patent attorney, Partner