Maarten is an experienced litigator, with a particular focus on trademarks, copyright, design rights and patents. Clients describe him as an attentive and trusted advisor who gives commercial, practical advice.
He has considerable experience in litigation and IP contracting (including license agreements, R&D agreements and confidentiality agreements), as well as advertising and media law.
|Since 2019||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2015 - 2019||Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2009 - 2015||Associate, Banning in ‘s-Hertogenbosch|
|2014||IP Contracting Academy|
|2008||LLM, Dutch law, Radboud University, Nijmegen|
|2008||LLB, Dutch law, Radboud University, Nijmegen|
|Annotation of Dutch Supreme Court, 20 February 2015
In the case Ajax/defendant (likelihood of confusion under Benelux trademark law), Jurisprudence in the Netherlands, Sdu Uitgevers, April 2015
Vanpersieing, Mollemadness: the value of image rights for famous sport players, ProProf Magazine, December 2014
Annotation of Dutch Supreme Court, 17 January 2014
Jurisprudence in the Netherlands, Sdu Uitgevers, April 2014
Annotation of Dutch Supreme Court, 27 September 2013 in the case Boston Scientific/OrbusNeich (procedural costs in a patent case)
Jurisprudence in the Netherlands, Sdu Uitgevers, November 2013
Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures ("The Netherlands, Law and Practice in the EU" chapter), Oxford University Press, July 2012
Red soles referral
|International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
Van Haren shoes not a slavish imitation of Dr Martens shoes
The DSA: advertising, dark patterns and recommender systems
Maarten Rijks and Annemijn Schipper look at the impact of the DSA on targeted advertising and the use of dark patterns and recommender systems.