“There’s a fine line between inspiration and imitation. Our many years of experience in the fashion sector allow us to protect that fine line for our clients.”
As a driven intellectual property law and a commercial contracts specialist, Margot knows all the ins and outs of the creative sector. Her focus is on fashion and the world of advertising. She speaks the language of creatives and understands the world they work in. That allows her to provide added value at every stage of the life cycle of a product, service or trademark.
Margot advises leading companies about the protection of designs and the development and marketing of their trademark portfolio. This advice varies from the design and marketing of design furniture, packaging material and clothes designs, to new online market concepts and sponsorship agreements. She takes action against infringements of these designs and concepts, for example against misleading advertisements.
Her work begins in the first stages of the design process already, when an idea is still in its infancy. If that idea leads to a specific design, it must be protected. That is followed by the production of the new design and its introduction on the market. Once that design is successful, it is important to protect that success against rivals in the field.
Margot makes complexity accessible. She likes to share her knowledge with clients by means of workshops and training. “That way I can contribute to a trademark’s growth or a product’s value”.
Margot Span completed two postgraduate specialist courses at Grotius Academy: Trademark Law and Dutch and International Contracting. She was legal counsel at MEXX for six years, where she got to know the sector on the inside. In addition to working as a lawyer, Margot was also a jury member and the chair of the Haarlem Business Award for five years, and works for Fight Cancer.