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Ernst van Knobelsdorff

Ernst van Knobelsdorff

  • Legal
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Associate

Ernst van Knobelsdorff graduated from Leiden University in 2012. He studied Law, specializing in intellectual property law and business law. He also completed the minor in business law.

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Ernst started his career as a corporate lawyer, mainly focusing on intellectual property law and (international) contracts. In 2017 he completed the Professional Training for Company Lawyers.

Since 2018, Ernst has been an Attorney-at-Law. For over four years he was associated with a law firm specialized in intellectual property law in The Hague. Since 2022 he has been working for V.O.

Ernst advises and litigates in matters of intellectual property law and contract law.

Working experience

  • Lawyer (2013)
  • Corporate lawyer (2014-2018)
  • Attorney at law (2018-present)


  • Professional training for lawyers (2021)
  • Vocational training for in-house lawyers (SBB) (2017)
  • Dutch Law, University of Leiden (2012)

Legal areas

In the register of legal areas of the Dutch Bar Association, the following legal area is registered for Ernst:

  • Intellectual property law

This registration obliges him to obtain 10 training points in this area of law every calendar year according to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.

Secondary activities

  • Member of the Board of Foundation De Colckhof
  • Member of the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • Member of the Copyright Committee of ECTA
  • Member of the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German


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