Silvie Wertwijn


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Silvie Wertwijn studied law at the Free University of Amsterdam and has been a lawyer since 2000, amongst others at NautaDutilh and Vondst Advocaten. Silvie deals with Intellectual Property in a broad sense, amongst others in the field of trademarks, copyrights and patents. In line with that she has extensive experience in commercial contract law, such as distribution, franchise and agency agreements. Moreover she specializes in the field of farma & life sciences. Besides conducting litigation, she advises clients on all aspects of IP – / contract law, also including establishing securities, drafting (license)agreements and conducting IP due diligence.

Silvie regularly lectures and publishes on these subjects, amongst others in Dutch IP magazine IER.

Silvie is a member of various professional associations, such as the BMM, ECTA, INTA, Association of Copyright Law, Association of Advertising Law, Association of Pharmaceuticals and Law and AIPPI. She is also an active member of the Amsterdam Bar. She was a member of the Board of the Amsterdam Young Bar for two years, first as secretary and later as chairman.

Besides, Silvie is co-author of the publication ‘Pharmaceutical, Biotechonology and Chemical Inventions: World Protection and Exploitation’, published by Oxford University Press in April 2011.

Silvie is mentioned and recognised by Chambers Europe: “Also recommended is Silvie Wertwijn, who handles trade mark matters and patent cases, as well as providing general IP advice. Clients value her great business sense and professional attitude.” (2010), “Sources say she delivers good-quality work, and always on time.” (2013) and “She is an experienced lawyer with a high level of quality and skill.” (2014). Legal 500 says: “Silvie Wertwijn is a quick thinker who has a really good feel for business needs.” (2011) and “Trade marks team head Silvie Wertwijn has in-depth knowledge, and gives practical and to-the-point advice.” (2012).