Carlijn van der Berg


Carlijn is a lawyer at Brinkhof specialising in intellectual property. Her primary focus within the firm’s TMD (Trademarks and Design) team is on trademark, design and copyright issues.

The impact of copyright harmonisation

Carlijn wrote her Master’s thesis on the impact of copyright harmonisation on the interface between design law, and copyright law in the European Union.

Experience & ancillary activities

Carlijn graduated cum laude from the University of Amsterdam in 2022, obtaining a Master’s in Information Law. During her studies, she actively participated in a moot society and engaged in various moot court competitions. Carlijn further expanded her knowledge by spending a semester at Cornell Law School in the United States, focusing on US intellectual property law. Prior to joining Brinkhof in 2022, Carlijn had been actively involved with the firm as a working student since 2020. She is also a member of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM).