Iris van der Wal


Fields of practice
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Advertisement Law
  • Anti-counterfeiting

Iris has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Intellectual Property Law

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calender year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Iris joined LXA Attorneys in 2018 and specialises in intellectual property law. She advises and litigates in areas including fashion, luxury goods, foodstuffs, consumer products, media and technology. Iris acts for multinational and national clients in various matters concerning trademark law, design law, copyright law, trade name law, domain names and advertising law.

Iris graduated cum laude from Utrecht University with a master’s Degree in private law with a specialisation in intellectual property law.

Iris’ recent work
  • Advising and assisting clients in trade mark proceedings, including in relation to counterfeit goods;
  • Advising and assisting clients in copyright and design law proceedings, including in the area of protection of product design;
  • Assisting clients in cases before the self-regulatory Stichting Reclame Code;
  • Assisting clients in proceedings at the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property and the European Union Intellectual Property Office in, inter alia, opposition and nullity proceedings;
  • Assisting and advising on various agreements, such as licensing agreements, existence agreements and manufacturing agreements;
  • Advising in the field of food law, more specifically in relation to misleading food labelling;
  • Representing and hosting workshops on behalf of various clients at the national Customs Day
Ranked in Legal500 2024 (Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyrights And Design Rights)

Testimonals Legal 500

‘Very good team of hands-on IP lawyers providing first-class advice in IP and anti-counterfeiting cases. Very responsive.’

‘The IP team at LXA possesses a unique panache, supported by a highly skilful set of lawyers, with a particular focus on trade marks, copyright and anti-counterfeiting’

Ranked in Legal500 2023 (Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyrights And Design Rights)

Testimonals Legal 500

‘Fleur Boom, Iris van der Wal and Gie van den Broek are very flexible and professional legal experts, and the quality of the work can easily match the quality of the big firms.’

‘Thomas Berendsen and Iris van der Wal are great all-rounder IP lawyers. They are very knowledgeable and provide very good value-for-money advice.’ 

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