Charlotte Vrendenbarg appointed professor of civil law, in particular intellectual property law

Charlotte Vrendenbarg will be appointed professor at the Faculty of Law at Radboud University with a specialisation in Civil Law, in particular Intellectual Property Law, from 1 September 2023.

Charlotte Vrendenbarg's research focuses on the full breadth of intellectual property (IP) law. In her publications, she seeks the connection between intellectual property law and other areas of law, including EU law, general property law and civil procedural law. In her position as professor, she will also conduct research in the field of intellectual property law and sustainability, focusing on how it can contribute to the transition to a sustainable, circular economy.

About Charlotte Vrendenbarg

Charlotte Vrendenbarg (1981, Tilburg) studied Dutch law, majoring in corporate law, at Leiden University. After having worked as a lawyer in the IP and general litigation practice in Amsterdam for almost five years, she returned to Leiden in 2011 for a PhD on litigation cost orders in IP cases.

In this context, she conducted research into, among other things, the influence of EU law on national procedural law and the effects of changes in procedural law on the behaviour of actors in IP practice. She also examined the question, to what extent IP procedural law can be a source of inspiration for broad civil procedural law. This was followed by several publications on the border of IP and civil procedural law, one of which was awarded the Faculty Meijers Prize for best publication of the year 2021-2022 in the Leiden research programme Coherent Private Law.   

After completing her dissertation in 2017, Charlotte has been associated with Leiden University as an associate professor for over five years. Since 2022, she has also been a deputy judge in the IP section of the District Court of The Hague. Among other things, Charlotte is editor of Intellectual Property & Advertising Law (IER) and author of the Trade Secrets Protection Act section in Kluwer's Tekst & Commentaar. Charlotte regularly teaches (PAO) courses and holds various board positions, both within and outside the university.

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