Anne Marie has a broad IP practice with a particular focus on technology and patents. She is part of De Brauw's UPC team and regularly represents clients in technology-driven matters, ranging from patent infringement/invalidity actions (including FRAND), trade secret disputes and other tech /IP-related conflicts, to transactional work. She also assists her clients in design, trademark and copyright matters.

Anne Marie is an active member of several IP associations, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI – former member of the international board as Reporter General; current member of the Dutch board); the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW); the International Trademark Association (INTA – member of its Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee); and the Dutch Association of Intellectual Property Litigators (VIEPA). She has also co-authored a leading Dutch IP handbook and is a member of the editorial board of a national IP journal.

Various legal rankings have recognised Anne Marie as a leading lawyer, including Legal 500 (patents, leading individual); WTR 1000 (gold); MIP's top 250 women in IP; JUVE; Chambers (patents and IP general); Who's Who Legal Patents; Who's Who Legal Trade Marks; MIP's IP Stars (trade marks).

JUVE PATENT (2022): "It is mainly thanks to the excellent reputation of Anne Marie Verschuur (…). (…) there are not enough stand-alone partner firms in the Netherlands with litigators of Verschuur’s calibre."

WTR 1000 (2023): "client favourite and valuable asset [Anne Marie] is equally tenacious and technically remarkable and devises creative solutions to complex problems. She is also flexible enough to adapt her original strategy if it is not yielding the desired results.

LEGAL500 (2023): "Anne Marie Verschuur represents national and international corporations from a range of industries, such as life sciences, technology and consumer goods in IP transactions, infringement cases and patent restoration proceedings."

CHAMBERS (2023): "Anne Marie Verschuur advises clients on both patent and soft IP matters. She represents clients in litigation concerning trade secrets, patents, parallel imports and colour trade marks. She also assists clients with customs work. A client says: 'She is very tenacious and willing to work hard to help clients'."

"Anne Marie is the definition of high-quality service. She can quickly get to grips with the technology of a case and identify the key issues at hand."

IAM PATENT 1000 (2023)


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands in 2003

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    Utrecht University (LLM, MA)

    University of Warwick (Socrates/Erasmus programme)

    Duke University (LLM)

  • Additional positions

    Board Member of Dutch Group AIPPI (VIE)

    Editorial Board of IER (Intellectuele Eigendom en Reclamerecht)

    Co-editor and co-author of leading IP handbook ("Kort begrip van het intellectuele eigendomsrecht")

    Co-author of leading Dutch IP laws commentary ("Intellectuele Eigendom Tekst & Commentaar")

    Member of Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee (INTA)

Personal Assistant

Miriël Hokojoku – van der Veen