Trademark assistent Michelle van Gestel

Michelle van Gestel

Trademark Assistent

Michelle graduated from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, specializing in the fields of Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law as well as Contract Law. Her great interest in fashion proved an excellent match with the subject of her studies. She wrote her final thesis on the subject “Insufficient Protection of Fashion Designs by U.S. Copyright Law.” In 2018 she decided to switch to IP-law and joined Abcor as a legal assistant. Michelle is very accurate. In addition to monitoring deadlines and accurately handling customers’ files, Michelle likes to support our customers with any questions they might have.

Michelle is a very sporty person. In her free time she can either be found in the gym, running, or playing tennis.

• Diplomas: Bachelor International & European Law (The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
• Formerly employed by: NN Investment partners and Nationale Nederlanden (insurance)



MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE. Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark. Infringement or not?
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