About Me

I am a senior associate specialised in intellectual property matters, with a strong emphasis on cross border patent litigation.

Intellectual property litigation and advice is my core specialty. I have ample litigation experience before all fora in the Netherlands up to the Supreme Court, and before the Boards of the European Patent Office. I continuously handle cases with an international angle in a wide array of technologies, including life sciences subject matters.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2021, I have worked at a Dutch IP boutique and an international full service firm.

I am a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


  • Radboud University Nijmegen, LLM 2013
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, Msc (Business Administration) 2013
  • Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, LLB 2011


  • Amsterdam Bar, the Netherlands, 2014
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Marijn van der Wal takes on cross-border patent litigation, especially in relation to life sciences matters.

lawyers who are very good and pleasant to work with, o.a. Marijn van der Wal.

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