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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

News

Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).Continue reading

COVID-19 update 5

How to deal with IP infringement concerning online product distribution? Under the present circumstances in the Netherlands, many physical retail shops are closed, and people are working from home where possible.Continue reading

COVID-19 update 4

Courts in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium have taken various temporary procedural measures to deal with IP cases due to the COVID-19 crisis. A brief overview is given below.Continue reading