A dedicated IP-consultant, but above all a born entrepreneur. Anne Laarman thinks along with clients about the innovative strength of an invention and the commercial use of a product or brand in the market. In a society where everything can be copied, using intellectual property, she offers entrepreneurs something to protect the essence of their business and even takes it to a higher level, where possible.
Anne's strengths lie in creating a good mix of IP-tools, which keep an entrepreneur ahead of his competitors. Anne considers the contact with the entrepreneurs themselves the best aspect of the profession. And then there’s the great pleasure when indeed she is able to find another good mix of IP-tools, to keep an entrepreneur ahead of his competitors. Entrepreneurs are courageous, thinking of opportunities and being headstrong is just part of that. Her passion lies in convincing these entrepreneurs that intellectual property is not a necessary evil, but a great value!
As a leader of the Business Unit SME, she enthusiastically shares her knowledge and experience with her junior-colleagues. Authenticity, discipline and respect are Anne’s top priorities. All of her actions are checked against these focal points. In her opinion that is the only way to get the best results.
Anne likes to spend her spare time outside. Hiking, swimming, cooking, as long as it is outside!
Employed at AOMB since
Since 2007 working at AOMB
Eindhoven HQ, Arnhem
Expertises and work fields
Trademark and industrial design law, copyright and exploitation of intellectual property right, for instance by means of agreements
Law and Philosophy studies - Radboud University Nijmegen (graduated in 1986)
Relevant work experience
Previously worked as a trainee Trademark and Design Attorney at a peer-office, as Benelux and European Trademark and Design Attorney and as manager/founder of Markube in collaboration with colleague Marijke Van kan
Board member Urban Network Arnhem, Member of Jury King Willem 1 Prize and member of VNO-NCW, LES, Ecta, Copyright Association, Urban Network Arnhem, BMM and INTA