About Me

I am a partner in our Intellectual Property Group with over 20 years' experience, and lead our brand management team in The Hague. I am also the head of our international luxury, fashion and retail team, and head of the Dutch Retail & Consumer Group.

As an experienced litigator, I specialise in trademark, design, copyright and advertising, and have a particular focus on cases involving product design. I handle cases in front of the courts as well as many proceedings at the Benelux trademark office and EUIPO.

Many of the contentious matters I work on have an international angle, and over the years I have developed a particular experience in pan-European enforcement strategies of trademarks and designs, including customs and parallel import enforcement strategies. In these multi-jurisdictional cases, I very much enjoy working closely with colleagues in other offices across the firm to provide the best service to our clients, keeping in mind not only the legal issues but the business side as well.

Apart from contentious work, my practice also provides global strategic advice on IP rights, and the protection and registration of trademark and design portfolios. Alongside my team, we offer cradle-to-grave trademark services, thereby combining our experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

I assist many businesses in the retail sector, including the world's best known brands. Working in the sector and heading both the Dutch Retail & Consumer Group and the international fashion, luxury and retail team, gives me a good understanding of the industry and the issues impacting it. I can help clients in finding the right lawyer to assist them.

I have been included in the top 250 women in IP (2020, MIP) and won the Trademark Lawyer of the Year and Copyright Lawyer of the Year awards by Women in Business Law Europe Awards 2021.


  • DAAD - Programm für ausländische Juristen, Postgraduate, Law
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, Master's, Law
  • Stockholm University, Erasmus Program, Law


  • Netherlands Bar (1999)
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Nimbly traversing the contentious/non-contentious divide, Manon Rieger-Jansen "showcases the analytical, legal and interpersonal skills that make for a truly exceptional lawyer. She digests information quickly, formulates effective strategies and never crumbles under pressure".

WTR 1000, 2021

Manon Rieger-Jansen offers expertise advising clients on trademark and copyright matters, representing clients in infringement litigation, trademark filings and licensing agreements. Clients laud her for being 'great; very thorough, very detailed, very quick in responding, always available and business-minded.'

Chambers Global 2020

'Manon is a fantastic lawyer: responsive, gives solid advice, and is a strong litigator as well as a strategic adviser. The fact that she handles trademark portfolios and litigation allows her to give strategic but also very pragmatic advice. I also work with Manon on anti-counterfeiting cases and again her down-to-earth approach has allowed us to get outstanding results.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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