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Manon Rieger-Jansen

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Manon is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice and she heads our brand management team in the Hague, the Netherlands. . Manon has over 15 years of experience and has a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious trademark, design, copyright, domain name, unfair competition and advertising law. Her practice includes global strategic advice on intellectual property rights, the protection and registration of trademark and design portfolios. Manon is an experienced litigator and handles high profile trademark, including multi-jurisdictional cases in front of the courts as well as the Benelux trademark office and EUIPO.  Manon also litigates in copyright cases, including copyright levies. Manon coordinates anti-counterfeiting activities for a number of international clients. She regularly advises on anti-counterfeiting strategies, working in close cooperation with our international offices and with other law firms. She is the chair of of AIPPI’s Standing committee on Piracy and Counterfeiting (Q223) and a member of INTA’s Parallel Trade Committee.

She contributes regularly to publications on IP-related topics and is a teacher in the vocational education for trademark and design attorneys in the Benelux.

Manon has been recognised by MIP as IP Star and in the top 250 women in IP 2017 (and 2016) and as a leading trademark lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2017, and WTR 1000.

Manon has also won the ILO Client’s Choice Award; Trademarks, the Netherlands in 2017.


Manon started her career in 1999 at the Dutch firm NautaDutilh. She joined Bird & Bird in 2004 and was made a partner in 2010. Manon has been an active member of various committees, of INTA, MARQUES and AIPPI. She is currently the chair of AIPPI's Standing Committee on Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting and an active member of INTA's Parallel Trade Committee.


Dutch, English and German


• INTA (member of INTA’s Parallel Trade Committee) • AIPPI (Chair of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Piracy and Counterfeiting) • MARQUES • Benelux Trademark and Design Association (BMM) • Dutch Association for Copyright Law (VvA) • Dutch Advertising Law Association (VvRr). • Dutch Association for IP Litigators (VIEPA)


Manon studied in Nijmegen, NL and in Stockholm, Sweden and attended a postgraduate programme in Germany for which she received a scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Manon was admitted to the bar in 1999.


Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

At Bird & Bird LLP, 'all the attorneys are extremely smart, have the highest legal skills, and understand client needs'. Wouter Pors heads the practice and noted practitioners including Manon Rieger-Jansen, who leads the brand protection team. Armand Killan counts Nestlé among his clients, acting on a range of patent and trade mark matters in Europe including the protection of the Maggi and Felix brands. The team is noted for its blue-chip clientele – it acts for the Kraft Heinz Group on the protection of its marks and designs.

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