Anne Marie Verschuur, who heads NautaDutilh's Dutch IP/IT group, has extensive experience in litigating and advising in the area of intellectual property law. Her clients include national and international corporations active in a variety of industries such as consumer goods (in particular food, clothing and luxury goods) and life sciences. She assists her clients in e.g. trademark, patent, design, trade name and copyright disputes, as well as in IP-driven transactions.
Anne Marie is an active member of several associations including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI, in which Anne Marie serves as a member of the international board as First Deputy Reporter General), HollandBIO, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), and the Dutch Association of Intellectual Property Litigators (VIEPA). She is the co-editor and co-author of the main Dutch IP handbook and is a member of the editorial staff of a national IP journal.
WTR 1000 (2019) writes: "Anne Marie Verschuur sets an extremely high standard in terms of quality and has the motivational and mentoring skills to ensure everyone lives up to it. A go-to for industry leaders in the food, apparel, luxury goods and life sciences industries, Verschuur is ‘a highly intelligent, succinct litigator’." IAM 1000 (2019) notes: "Hailed for her ‘high-quality but cost-effective representation’ and ‘deep knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical disputes’, Anne Marie Verschuur heads the practice. She has the coordination of multi-jurisdictional cases down to a fine art." Chambers (2019) writes that she is regarded as a "very smart, accurate and diligent lawyer" and the Legal 500 has listed Anne Marie for years. Anne Marie is furthermore included in MIP's list of the world's Top 250 Women in IP (2018), Who's Who Legal Trademarks (2019), Who's Who Legal Patents (2019), MIP's IP Stars for trademark law (2019) and both the Women in Business Law and the Trademark lists of Euromoney Expert Guides (2019).
Anne Marie graduated from Utrecht University with master's degrees in both law and history. Her period of study included six months at Warwick University in the UK. In 2002, she obtained a master's degree in law from Duke University in the USA, before joining NautaDutilh the next year.