Willemijn Docter

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Willemijn has over 20 years experience as a trade mark and design attorney and advises clients from a wide range of business sectors on the protection and management of their trade mark and design portfolio. She also assists clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Benelux and EU Offices for Intellectual Property.

Willemijn has been working as a trade mark attorney since 1997 and has extensive experience in advising clients on the protection and management of their trade mark and design portfolio and in assisting clients in new brand and product launches. Prior to joining HGF she has worked for almost 21 years for another leading IP consultancy firm.

Willemijn’s practice encompasses all aspects of trade mark and design law, from developing strategies for clearance and protection of brands and designs, to filing and prosecution of national and international trade mark and design applications. She assists clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Benelux and EU Offices for Intellectual Property, as well as in settlement negotiations and assignment agreements.

She advises clients from a wide range of business sectors, including sport, leisure, fashion, financial services, food and beverage, health and beauty, household and automotive industries.

Willemijn is a certified trade mark attorney and member of the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM). She is chair of the BMM Organizing Committee.