Annette Mak


Do you have questions about intellectual property? Do you want to register a trademark or model (internationally)? Are you looking for someone who can guide you in setting up an (international) licensing program and prepare the related agreements for you? Or is there a conflict regarding the protection of your IP rights or those of the counterparty? Then I am happy to help.

I specialize in IP law and have extensive experience advising and litigating on patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, plant variety rights, database rights, and know-how. I also deal with unfair competition, competition law, and food law, including novel foods. I have a lot of experience with the various (international) procedures, including US procedures and procedures before BOIP, EUIPO, and the European Court of Justice. I am admitted to the New York Bar and regularly work in large international teams of lawyers, tax experts, accountants, and technically and biologically trained professionals. Advising and writing in English is not a problem for me.

In addition to IP law, I also deal with corporate disputes, banking disputes, and disputes over horse sales contracts. The latter arises from my hobby. I train my own horse every day and regularly participate in competitions with her. I am also involved in the organization of various equestrian events. That is why I have also specialized in equine law.

I am a very driven lawyer who believes that the best result in a case is achieved together with you. I can think along well and I am very professional. This is reflected in a high quality of advice/service, speed, great commitment, and problem-solving thinking. I like to work on (very) complicated cases where my aim is to bring the issue back to the core. My client base is diverse. I work for multinationals but also for SMEs in various sectors, including the pharmaceutical sector, plant breeding sector, packaging industry, and gambling industry.

Association of Intellectual Property Litigation Attorneys (VIEPA)