Madeleine Schim van der Loeff


Madeleine Schim van der Loeff is a partner with WEINMANN ZIMMERLI where she is co-head of the trademark practice group. For more than 15 years she has helped her clients manage their IP portfolios by providing pro-active support covering the full spectrum of services, from strategy to prosecution to transactions and contract drafting. Her particular focus is on trademark, design and internet-related aspects. Ms Schim van der Loeff has a national and international client base spanning multiple industry sectors, including cargo, furniture, technology, travel and financial services.

Ms Schim van der Loeff holds a law degree from the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and an LLM from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Before joining WEINMANN ZIMMERLI, she worked at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne and the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich.

Ms Schim van der Loeff and her firm are regularly featured in various international rankings, including WTR 1000 and The Legal 500. She is “a delight to work with in prosecution matters” (WTR 1000, 2019); her “customer-facing skills are outstanding” (WTR 1000, 2020); she and her team provide “pro-active and very professional, business-minded and practical advice” (The legal 500, 2020).

Ms Schim van der Loeff speaks German, English, French and Dutch.

Professional associations

  • ECTA
  • INTA

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Apollostrasse 2
Zurich 8032

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