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Noëlle Wolfs

Patent attorney

“What particularly inspires me in this field is to combine my skills with the clients' needs and to see my clients' companies benefit from their intellectual property strategy.”
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Noëlle Wolfs

  • Trademarks & Designs
  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Associate

Noëlle Wolfs started as a trademark attorney at V.O. in 1993. Before that she studied Dutch law at Utrecht University, where she specialized in intellectual property law.

Noëlle manages trademark portfolios of medium-seized and large national and international companies. She has longstanding experience in actively representing her clients before the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property as well as before The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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Her approach is pro-active, she combines legal knowledge with the practical interests of her clients to obtain optimal protection of their intellectual property rights. Next to portfolio management, Noëlle represents her clients in conflict and opposition cases. Her experience extends to drafting co-existence agreements and declarations, keeping in mind the legal position and interests of the client.

Working experience

  • Trademark and Design Attorney, V.O. (2003-present)
  • Trademark and Design Attorney, Considine Den Haag (2000-2002)
  • Trademark and Design Attorney, V.O. (1993-2000)

Education

  • LLM in Dutch law, Utrecht University (1992)

Directories

  • “One of the very best trademark attorneys around today”, leading light Noëlle Wolfs knows how to squeeze every last drop of commercial value from brand rights. (WTR 1000 – 2017)
  • Noëlle Wolfs “has been kept busy of late managing KNX’s worldwide trademark portfolio and representing Dole Food Company in crucial proceedings before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market”. (WTR 1000 – 2016).

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM) and the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Board member (treasurer) for the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM) for four years.

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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News

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Events

WJA Munich Conference

Courtyard by Marriott München Ost, Orleansstraße, München, Duitsland

On 3 and 4 May, the WJA Munich Conference will take place in Munich city center. During this two-day event, lawyers, judges, attorneys, students, and professionals from around the world will discuss a variety of IP topics. More about this event

Knowledge for Growth

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2018 edition on May 17th and capture the attention of 1,300 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 14th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. More about this event

INTA 140th Annual Meeting 2018

Washington State Convention Center, Pike Street, Seattle, WA, United States

The world’s largest and most widely-attended trademark event! Five days of education and networking. Endless opportunities for growth! With the number of evolving trademark issues that continue to shape the industry and your practice, now more than ever your attendance is vital at INTA’s Annual Meeting. Visit the INTA website for more information. More about this event