Margot is a counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group. She specialises in copyright-, trademark-, and design protection and advises high-profile clients in the life sciences sector on regulatory issues.

Margot is an expert in product design, medical devices and media law. Global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients trust her in guiding them to meet regulatory requirements. In addition, she advises on advertisement related topics, such as misleading and comparative advertising and labelling matters

As a skilled litigator, Margot will represent and guide you in complex disputes. She regularly litigates in both Dutch and international courts – including the Court of Justice of the European Union – and handles opposition and nullity proceedings before the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Negotiating and drafting license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, collaboration agreements and R&D agreements is part of her daily activities. 

Down to earth and thorough, Margot is able to convert in-depth legal advice to practical solutions. Clients especially value her ability to truly listen to their business needs and deliver quickly in the high-paced retail- and life sciences world


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Environmental, social & governance (ESG)

ESG & Patents – Destruction of infringing goods under the UPC & sustainable alternatives

2 October 2023
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by Margot van Gerwen and Lucas de Groot

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Dutch Advertising Code Committee tightens rules for sustainability claims

Margot van Gerwen and Nick Strous look at the new Dutch Sustainability Advertising Code.

3 April 2023

by Margot van Gerwen and Nick Strous

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Van Haren shoes not a slavish imitation of Dr Martens shoes

14 November 2022
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by multiple authors

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Copyright & media law

One year on: The DSM Copyright Directive in Action

A comparative overview of the implementation of Art. 17 and Artt. 18-23 of the DSM Copyright Directive in Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands

21 October 2022
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by multiple authors

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