Mr. Ivo Haaijer
- Founder MerkWerk
- 20 years experience as trademark attorney
- BMM certified trademark attorney
- 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.
Marieke has more than 15 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".