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Raquel Alvarez

Raquel Alvarez

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

Raquel Alvarez graduated in 2010 at the Leiden University and has already gained wide experience as a trademark attorney, both in-house for a large multinational in the beer industry and at a trademark firm in Amsterdam.

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From the The Hague office, Raquel manages the trademark portfolio of various national and international clients. Raquel is a registered EU trademark attorney and a certified Benelux trademark and design attorney.

Working experience

  • Trademark and Design Attorney, V.O. (present)
  • Trademark and Design Attorney, Novagraaf Nederland B.V. (2015 – 2019)
  • Associate IP Counsel, SABMIller International B.V. (2013 – 2015)
  • Trainee Trademark and design attorney, Zacco Netherlands B.V. (2011 – 2013)

Education

  • LLM in Dutch Law, Leiden University (2010)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch

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Events

IP Service World 2022

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading