Ms Marcoline van der Dussen > CMS > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Intellectual Property


Senior Associate


Marcoline van der Dussen is a member in our IP Practice Area Group. She is an excellent and highly knowledgeable IP litigator, with extensive experience in food law. She is a strong choice in matters of IP and copyrights, both as an advisor and a litigator. In her 30 years of experience, mainly specialising in consumer products,

Marcoline has built long-term relationships with high profile clients who commend her for her dedication and pragmatic approach. 

Apart from her focus on trademark, copyright and design law, Marcoline is also well versed in advertising law and the labelling and packaging of products. She regularly advises international advertising agencies on promotional campaigns and assists companies in proceedings before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee and the Board of Appeal of the Dutch Advertising Code Authority. 

Marcoline has already written over 100 hands-on articles on legal subjects which are of particular interest to many companies, including advertising agencies. Her clients include multinational manufacturers of perfumes and household products, clothing & food companies, global advertising agencies and also various charity foundations and fair trade organisations.


Dutch, English, German


  • Speeches to students and other events
  • Permanent author of Tijdschrift voor Productontwikkeling 


  • Dutch Law (Private, Company, Social and Economic Law), Utrecht University

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

Experienced patent litigator Rogier de Vrey leads the IP practice at CMS. De Vrey has expertise in media and sports as well as life sciences matters. Willem Hoorneman and attorney-at-law Marcoline van der Dussen are key contacts, with the latter an expert in the field of consumer goods and soft IP mandates. Yasar Celebi is a key associate. The team defends food suppliers in infringement and invalidity proceedings and works on applications for patent protection against counterfeiting. Additionally, the practice advises engineering and transport-sector companies on patent disputes.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Department head Rogier de Vrey reflects the multidisciplinary approach of CMS‘s Dutch IP set up; de Vrey advises media, sports and life sciences clients on patents, trade mark, unfair competition and trade secret matters. Patent specialist Willem Hoorneman is another name to note for his strategic and pragmatic work in the IP field. Advertising litigator Marcoline van der Dussen advises international companies in the field of consumer products, and associate Yasar Celebi is a key support on cross-border IP and intersecting competition law issues.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

CMS‘s media, entertainment and sports team advises clients on commercial arrangements, corporate transactions and litigation in a range of industries, such as sports, advertising, film, gaming and social media. IP expert Rogier de Vrey focuses on disputes concerning the exploitation and enforcement of digital media rights. Sports law specialist Michiel Van Dijk advises sports  organisations, associations and international top athletes on a variety of sports mandates. Senior counsel Simon Sanders supports clients on the overlap between legal issues and technology, while Marcoline van der Dussen is a key support on media and advertising-related IP matters.