As of 1 March 2009, Michiel J.A. Haegens will be Head of the trademark section of VEREENIGDE.
He succeeds Xandra Reijns-Kouwenaar, who will retire from the organization as of 1 March. Michiel Haegens is a European trademark and design attorney and has worked for VEREENIGDE since 2001.
As leading organization in the Netherlands and a major European player, VEREENIGDE has built up an impressive reputation as all-round IP office (patents, trademarks, designs). VEREENIGDE has offices in The Hague (head office), Munich, Groningen, Arnhem, “s-Hertogenbosch, Amersfoort and Eindhoven. Both the patent and the trademark sections of the organization have grown considerably over the last few years. In total, approximately sixty specialists work for VEREENIGDE. It is expected that this number will increase further.