Our Team

Peter van der Wees

Managing partner

In the business for almost 30 years and still curious and looking for new challenges when it comes to everything that concerns intellectual property. Peter is known to take a pro-active approach when it comes to protecting the business interest of his clients, which they universally appreciate.

A man of theory and practice. Peter advises clients on IP strategy, their trademark and design portfolios in various countries, and how to enforce them. He does this in a committed and proactive way. When it comes to enforcement, prevention is better than cure, Peter feels.

Marloes Smilde


Marloes graduated in 2010, worked for several years at a Dutch IP firm, after which she gained experience abroad. Globetrotter with a heart for the profession and not averse to a complex international issue in the field of intellectual property.

Before making the switch to Markedly, Marloes worked as a trainee trademark attorney at a well-known Dutch boutique firm, managing the IP portfolio of various Dutch and international companies. The legal experience she gained in Italy and Australia came in handy.

Marloes is now primarily involved in assisting Markedly’s international clients. She does this with dedication and enthusiasm, like everything she does.

Jade Baltjes

Trademark Administrator

Jade previously worked as a Digital Privacy Expert at a well-known Dutch insurance company. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at Utrecht University, she continued her law studies at Amsterdam’s Vrije Universiteit, where she completed her Master’s degree in Internet, Intellectual Property and ICT with distinction (cum laude). In addition to her work at Markedly, she is currently completing a second Master’s thesis in the field of Technology Law.

Jade’s hands-on mentality means that she is not only active in legal support, but has also (taken) responsibility for the Markedly website and other external communications.