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Biography

My research is focused on patents as exclusive rights. Should an infringement always and immediately be granted upon a finding of infringement? My manuscript on the proportionality principle in patent law is nearing completion. In addition, I am interested in the intersection between intellectual property and human rights law, legal methodology, and lawmaking through courts. I pursue these and related topics with gratitude and pleasure at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

I started my PhD studies in September 2018. Before that, I obtained my bachelor’s degrees in law (2010, with distinction) and literary studies (2012, cum laude), as well as my master’s degree in Legal Research (2012, cum laude), from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 2013, I obtained an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, following which I was a summer clerk for the Hon. Judge William Alsup in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. From November 2013 to August 2018, I practiced law at the Amsterdam office of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER LLP and I remain affiliated to the firm. Since 2021, I am a lecturer at the Eramus University Rotterdam and I teach annually as part of the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) European Trade Mark and Design Education Programme.

Do you want to talk IP? You can reach me at [email protected]