Anne Marie has a broad IP practice with a particular focus on technology and patents. A member of De Brauw's UPC team, she is a registered UPC representative 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 as well as on green claims.

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 president of the Dutch board; Member of Honour); 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); WTR Global Leaders; IAM Patent 1000 (silver); 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).

LEGAL500 (2024): "Anne Marie Verschuur is one of the best European IP litigators, with a core experience in patents. She is one of the top five individuals in the Netherlands and goes the extra mile for her clients!"

CHAMBERS (2024): "Her work is meticulous, careful and very budget-conscious too."

WTR 1000 (2024): "Anne Marie Verschuur (...) is appreciated by peers and clients alike for her 'tenacious but flexible approach and her ability to craft creative solutions'.

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."

"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

    Member of Honour AIPPI

    President of the Dutch Association for Intellectual Property/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)

    Member of Standing Committee on Patents (AIPPI)

Personal Assistants

Miriël Hokojoku – van der Veen