About MerkWerk Team

Ivo Haaijer - Founder / European Trademark Attorney
Mr. Ivo Haaijer
Founder / European Trademark Attorney
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bmm certified

Specialisms

  • Trademark & design
  • Strategic IP portfolio management
  • IP due dilligence
  • IP infringement
  • Negotiations and contracts

Qualifications

  • Graduate in law University of Groningen
  • 15 years experience in IP matters
  • European Trademark Attorney (OHIM)
  • Certified Trademark Attorney (BMM)

Memberships

  • Member of Benelux Association for Trademark and Design (BMM)
  • Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
  • Member of International Association for the protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

After working at another Dutch IP firm Ivo founded MerkWerk IP in 2001. With Ivo’s experience and insights in Trademark, design and domain name issues he is able to deliver clear and strategic advice so that his clients can make the best decisions regarding the protection of their IP assets.

Supported by his team of qualified attorneys and paralegals Ivo he is more than capable of managing large international IP portfolios, guiding through the procedures and possibilities, dealing with negotiations and infringement matters and delivering strategic advice ensuring the best possible protection.

His network of (overseas) attorneys and IP colleagues, his knowledge of international rules and procedures, ensures that his clients IP rights are properly protected in the Benelux, in Europe and beyond.



Mieke Bollen - Trademark Attorney
Mr. Mieke Bollen
Trademark Attorney
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bmm certified

Specialisms

  • Trademark & design
  • IP portfolio management
  • IP infringement
  • Negotiations and contracts

Qualifications

  • Graduate in law University of Amsterdam
  • 4 years experience in IP matters
  • Certified Trademark Attorney (BMM)

Memberships

  • Member of Benelux Association for Trademark and Design (BMM)
  • Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)

In 2008 Mieke joined MerkWerk. After her communication studies she specialises in Intellectual Property, particularly Trademarks and design and graduated in law at the University of Amsterdam. She has successfully completed the BMM education for trademark and design attorneys and is a Certified Trademark Attorney.

Mieke knows her way in the IP world and comes up with resourceful solutions for her clients to ensure that their Trademarks are properly protected and enforced in the Benelux or Europe. She will guide her clients through procedures and, if necessary, makes sure that negotiations, oppositions, conflicts or contracts will have the desired outcome.



Marjan Post - Trademark Attorney (paralegal)
Marjan Post
Trademark Attorney (paralegal)
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Specialisms

  • Trademark & design
  • IP portfolio management
  • Benelux and European IP procedures

Qualifications

  • More than 7 year experience in IP matters
  • Certified Trademark Attorney (BMM)

Memberships

  • Member of Benelux Association for Trademark and Design (BMM)

In 2010 Marjan joined MerkWerk after working for many years as an IP paralegal she chose to further develop her skills and knowledge of Intellectual Property, especially in the field of trademarks and designs.

In 2009 Marjan successfully completed the BMM education for trademark and design attorneys. On the basis of her knowledge and experience she provides the most up to date advise concerning the possibilities to protect trademarks and design and she is an expert in all procedural matters and there pitfalls.

Marjan is a member of the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design (BMM) and may call herself a certified Trademark Attorney soon.