Marlous Schrijvers specialises in intellectual property law, with a focus on trademarks and designs, copyrights, trade names and domain names. She has a special interest in the digital aspects of IP law, such as the use of advertising keywords in online search engines, the online copying / sharing of proprietary content, the online sale of counterfeit goods and the liability of internet service providers for online IP infringement. Matters involving unlawful publications are part of her practice as well.
Besides conducting litigation, Marlous also regularly advises on non-contentious matters, including drafting of and negotiating license agreements and advice in IP driven transactions. Although the heart of her practice lies within the field of IP law, she also advises in ICT matters (e.g. software licensing and development) and commercial contracting in general (e.g. agency/distribution) on a regular basis.
Amongst her clients are various international and national companies that are mainly active in the consumer goods (such as fashion brands and other luxury goods), the food and beverage industry and the design industry in general.
Marlous is a member of various professional associations, including MARQUES, the European association representing the interests of brand owners (she is part of the Cyberspace team), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the Dutch Association for Copyright (VvA). She also regularly publishes in journals (paper and online). She graduated from Leiden University in 2004 and was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in the same year. She also joined NautaDutilh in July 2004.
Marlous has registered the following field of law in the field of law register of the Netherlands Bar Association:
– Intellectual property law
This registration obliges Marlous pursuant to the standards of the Netherlands Bar Association to obtain each calendar year ten training points in the registered field of law.