Partner at Arnold & Siedsma
Michiel Rijsdijk is an attorney at law and partner at Arnold & Siedsma specialising in intellectual property. Mr Rijsdijk has an excellent reputation in the field of trademark and patent matters. He has conducted major national and international patent proceedings and has been involved as a litigator in well-known trademark law cases.
Mr Rijsdijk’s practice mainly consists of litigation in the field of IP law, which includes coordinating international disputes and advising clients on IP strategies. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr Rijsdijk is engaged in drafting contracts to protect and exploit IP rights.
He is an active member of the European Patent Litigators Association and the European Patent Lawyers Association. He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Licensing Executive Society and the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law. He is an active member of the regulatory team of the Association of European Trademark Owners and the INTA Bulletin Committee of the International Trademark Association. He also lectures and publishes on a regular basis.
Mr Rijsdijk began his career in the IP and the litigation department of Arnold & Siedsma. He then worked for five years with a boutique law firm as an IP litigator, before setting up his own boutique IP law firm with three colleagues in 2007. In 2010 this firm merged with Arnold & Siedsma, to which he returned as a partner.