Team Merkwerk

Ivo Haaijer

Benelux and European trademark attorney

  • Founder MerkWerk
  • 20 years experience as trademark attorney
  • BMM certified trademark attorney
  • Master of Law (LL.M.)
  • Member Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
  • Member International Trademark Association (INTA) en AIPPI

Ivo holds a degree in law from the University of Groningen. After gaining experience at another Dutch trademark agency, he founded MerkWerk in 2001.

Ivo has many years of experience in the trademark business and can advise you on the protection, monitoring and enforcement of trademarks, designs, trade names, domain names, copyrights and other intellectual property rights. In addition, he can provide strategic input and advice on the (international) protection, creation and positioning of trademarks. Thanks to his extensive knowledge and experience, he can assist you with the management of large brand portfolios and with the handling and management of conflicts.

Herma Wiersma

Benelux and European trademark attorney

  • More than 15 years of experience in the trademark profession
  • Member Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
  • Master of Law (LL.M.)

Herma studied law in Nijmegen, after which she worked at a number of renowned trademark agencies in Amsterdam. After moving to the east of the country, she worked as a legal supervisor at Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, before returning to the trademark profession. Herma is a member of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Attorneys (BBM) and a European trademark attorney.

“The varied and international nature of the work as a trademark attorney has appealed to me from the start. As a trademark attorney, you come into contact with very diverse clients and a range of trademarks. I want to learn more about the background to these and represent the interests of trademark owners to the best of my ability.”

Marieke van den Born – Reijmers

Benelux and European trademark attorney (paralegal)

Marieke has more than 20 years of experience in the field of trademark protection. She has been working at MerkWerk since 2015. After supporting positions at various renowned trademark agencies, she eventually decided to (re)establish herself in the east of the country and to apply and continue her work experience in Intellectual Property Law, in particular trademark and design law. Over the years, Marieke has successfully completed various courses in the field of Intellectual Property Law. Thanks to her broad knowledge in the field of trademark and design law and her extensive work experience in this field, Marieke is able to quickly and thoroughly handle cases such as trademark searches, trademark registrations and related proceedings and advise you on these matters.

” I was introduced to Intellectual Property Law by chance, but it has given me a great deal of pleasure right from the start. The administrative handling in combination with the content, as well as operating on a national and international level, means that every day involves different activities. Looking after and safeguarding the interests of our clients, thinking along with them and achieving their objectives are paramount”.

Submit your request

File a trademark, ask for a quote or conduct a trademark search. We respond as soon as possible.

TM registration

Only if your trademark is registered, you can act against the use and abuse of your trademark, logo or packaging.

a new brand?

Is your trademark still available? How to avoid and manage the risks with the launch of a new brand / logo / trade name?

international mark

A mark is protected only when registered in a country. First come, first served. We register trademarks worldwide.

IP management

For efficient and accurate management of brand portfolios, experience and expertise are essential. Try us out.