Ellen Gevers studied Dutch law at the University of Maastricht and Spanish law at the University of Salamanca in Spain. After graduating she completed a second specialization Intellectual Property at the University of Utrecht. During her studies Ellen founded and Chaired the Moot Society GAIUS of the University of Maastricht.
After graduation she got her first practical experience in one of the larger Dutch trademarks firms and passed the professional exam of the Benelux Association of Trademarks Attorneys 1995 with honors. She joined Knijff Trademark Attorneys in 2001 where she became a partner in 2003.
In addition to her consultancy practice at Knijff, Ellen has been serving on several committees of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is she active as board member of the Dutch Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
She is a frequent speaker on topics of Intellectual Property and Trade Mark Law, most recently on the International conferences of European Community Trademark Association (ECTA), INTA, Licensing Executive Society (LES) en Benelux Trademark Association (BMM). For the International Educational Program of the European Community Trademark Office (OHIM) she traveled to several cities in Eastern Europe to educate professionals on the Community Trade Mark (CTM). She also teaches classes on Trade Mark Law for the professional educational program for Trade Mark Attorneys for the Benelux Trademark Association as well as for several academic educational programs of the International School of Business connected to the Erasmus University (EUR) of Rotterdam, the Fontys International School of Business of Eindhoven, for the European Institute for Brand Management (EURib) and for the Dutch Institute for Marketing (NIMA)