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 always better than cure.

Marloes Smilde

Trademark and Design Attorney

Marloes graduated with a Master’s degree in Civil Law 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.

Marloes successfully finished the professional education for Trademark and Design Attorney and is a Benelux and European trademark attorney. She  is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and MARQUES. Within MARQUES, she is part of the European Trade Mark Law and Practice Team, representing the interests of brand owners in relation to developments in European law.

Marloes Smilde
Rinder Pietjouw

Rinder Pietjouw


Rinder Pietjouw has a Master’s degree (Dutch) Civil law from Leiden University, where he wrote a well-received thesis on Greenwashing. Rinder also obtained a Master’s degree in European IP law at Stockholm University, where he wrote an A-graded thesis on Trade mark law and the EU Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to joining Markedly, Rinder completed an internship within the Legal Innovation department of a well-known Dutch multinational company in the field of FCMG. His colleagues describe him as a true team player, able to balance legal advice with the right level of detail and having very strong writing skills.

Rinder is fluent in English and Dutch and has a working knowledge of German and French.

Nienke Kelder


Nienke Kelder completed her law studies at Utrecht University Cum Laude with her master thesis on trade secrets, and is currently finishing her second Master. Prior to joining Markedly, she completed an internship at two well-known Dutch law firms in the fields of intellectual property and company law.

Nienke is part of our legal support team. She is fluent in English and Dutch, and has a working knowledge of German

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