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Karin Verzijden

Karin is an IP lawyer and licensing expert with a focus on agri-food and biotech. Karin assists plant breeders, food business operators and biotech companies bringing innovative products to the market and concluding commercial and R&D driven transactions. She thereby applies her specific legal and business expertise on clinical trials, medical foods, Novel Foods and food supplements. In this framework, Karin also advises on the use of nutrition and health claims and on advertising food products. She represents clients both in civil proceedings and before the Advertising Code Committee, a self-regulatory body competent to hear claims on food and consumer products. Karin teaches food law at Lexxion’s Spring College on EU Food Law and she reports current food law developments at the blog FoodHealthLegal.
In addition to her law degree, Karin took a Master of Arts degree in French. Karin has a broad cultural and culinary interest.

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Karin's articles

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How to turn your IP into assets?

On 30 March 2017, the organisation Chemicals & Society (Chemie & Maatschappij Groep) organises a seminar on turning your IP into assets. Focussing on the valuation & exploitation of IP, the seminar…

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Cross sector innovations and legal loopholes

On 24 November last, the Dutch Life Sciences Conference took place in Leiden, the Netherlands. This conference brings together a large number of life sciences professionals from the Netherlands and abroad. One…

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Enforcement measures regarding borderline products

As observed in an earlier post, the boundaries between food products and medicinal products are sometimes blurred. However, the qualification of a product as either one or the other may have huge…

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