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: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

CMS works alongside other practices to advise clients on multi-jurisdictional trade mark and copyright infringement disputes, while also working with the firm’s corporate teams to handle the IP aspects of transactions. Practice head Rogier de Vrey represents sports, media and life sciences clients in trade mark disputes, while also acting as a WIPO arbitrator. Marcoline van der Dussen specialises in copyright and advertising litigation, focusing on the consumer goods field, with Yasar Çelebi focusing on tech and communications-related IP matters.