Manon has substantial experience in strategic advice and litigation on intellectual property rights and the protection and registration of trade mark and design portfolios.
Manon is a partner based in our office in The Hague, where she heads the brand management section of our Intellectual Property (IP) Group in The Netherlands.
She specialises in intellectual property law with a particular focus on contentious and non-contentious matters of trademarks, designs, trade names, copyright, domain names, unfair competition and advertising law (including pharmaceutical advertising).
Manon is involved in many national and multi-jurisdictional intellectual property cases and co-ordinates anti-counterfeiting activities for a number of international clients. She regularly advises on anti-counterfeiting strategies, working in close co-operation with our other offices and with other local law firms. Manon has substantial experience in planning and managing trademark and design portfolios.
Manon contributes regularly to publications on IP-related topics. She is a member of a number of professional organisations including the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Benelux Trademark and Design Association (BMM) and the Dutch Advertising Law Association (VvRr). She is the chair of the AIPPI Special Commitee on Piracy and Counterfeiting (ACTA), a member of INTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and the Anti-Counterfeiting and Parallel Trade Team of MARQUES. Manon is also a member of the law and tax expert committee of the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to Dutch, she is fluent in English and German.