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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)

Directories

  • Recommended Individual (WTR 1000 – 2023)
  • Raquel Alvarez offers a polished and comprehensive service built on her extensive experience in-house at a significant multinational in the beer industry, as well as at an Amsterdam-based trademark firm. (WTR 1000 – 2022)

Professional & Community Activities

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch

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Events

INTA Annual Meeting 2024

Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Meet the most influential trademark professionals from around the world and from all industries at the largest gathering of its kind at INTA's annual meeting.

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