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About us

YOU define our services

Rise is a boutique law firm specialized in the protection of trademarks and designs. We are located in the heart of Haarlem, the Netherlands.

What we value most is a personal approach and adding value to your business. We stay in close one-to-one contact and we dig deep to get to know your company, line of business, activities, plans and your specific questions. This way we get to understand your needs and assist you in the best possible way.

We do not work with any ready-made advice and strategies. We provide custom-made answers only. Your specific situation in combination with our experience and the legal framework are leading. We provide clear, creative and practical answers.

We want our clients to be well informed about the costs and risks, before taking decisions and starting procedures. By informing you in the best possible way we help build successful businesses and brands right from the start.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your trademarks, conflicts, the value of your intellectual property and so on. Our first advice is free of charge.

Marleen Splinter

Partner/ European Trademark Attorney

Starting Rise has brought me so much. I can do my work freely and Evelien and I complement each other perfectly. The informal and personal contact with our clients makes me enjoy my work every day. The fact that our office is now located right in the center of Haarlem makes it even better.

My strength lies in my honesty, commitment and goal oriented, sometimes unorthodox way of thinking. This makes me come up with solutions that are far from obvious.

In my free time it makes me happy to spend time with my family, the beach, nature, cities, eating, reading and vacations.

Evelien Udo

Partner/ European Trademark Attorney

It gives me great energy to stay in personal contact with clients and listen to their new ideas and plans. Having our own company makes that we can focus fully on our client, without being distracted by internal issues. As an entrepreneur, I can run the extra mile and offer more, without billing every minute. Entrepreneurship raises creativity and creates endless possibilities.

I always live up to expectations, am a good listener and draft clear, to-the-point advice. I like to connect and refer clients, which often leads to great collaborations.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, kickboxing and eating out.

Charlotte Coenen

European Trademark Attorney

After having worked for several years at different trademark agencies in the Netherlands, I lived abroad with my family and worked at a large international trademark agency. I’m happy that I have joined Rise. Together with my former colleagues Marleen and Evelien, we grow and help more and more companies to set up their brand portfolio. I like to think along when new brands are being created, in order to coordinate the legal and marketing interests as much as possible. We mainly work for SME’s and start-ups, which are passionate and enthusiastic customers. This positive attitude is contagious. Through accessible personal contact, I build a strong relationship and understand the customers’ needs. This way, I can assist in the best possible way.

I like to spend my free time with my family, friends, good food (both home made and eating out), walking in the woods or on the beach, doing city trips, running, playing hockey and tennis.

Astrid Engel

Operations Manager / Trademark Assistant

My work at Rise is very diverse. No file is the same so that I can fully enjoy myself as a jack-of-all-trades. I like structuring and working on efficiency, which is a nice challenge in such a dynamic company. The contact with customers and international agents ensures a good balance between practical and social.

In addition to my busy family, I enjoy working in the vegetable garden in my spare time or playing padel and guitar. During the holiday periods I enjoy traveling with my family.

Ask us

We are happy to hear about your plans and the trademarks or products you have developed, so we can give you a clear advice and draft a first plan of action. Are you facing a legal conflict? We see conflicts as challenges and jump right in. Call or email us to discuss your matter and we can tell you your chances of success straight away. Call or email us to discuss your matter.

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