Awards

Ranked Tier 1 in MIP 2016 Survey

In 2016, V.O. has once again been ranked as a Tier 1 Patent Prosecution  Firm for the Netherlands by the prestigious IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property. In Belgium, the firm has a Tier 3 ranking in the same category.
 
MIP has published this Survey since 1989 and considers the tiers to reflect the perception of the leading firms in each market, with the top tier listing those firms regarded as having the strongest practices in each category.

Read the analysis on their website.

IP Stars toptier firm 2016

Highly recommended by IAM Patent 1000


In 2016, V.O. is again pleased to receive an excellent review in the ranking lists of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. This guide, compiled by the British magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe.

In the category Prosecution in the Netherlands V.O. is 'highly recommended'. And we are also listed in Belgium, where we receive a recommendation in the category Prosecution.

As many as nine V.O. patent attorneys are recognised individually with a recommendation for their prosecution work: Koen Bijvank, Marco Box, Cees Jansen, Leo Jessen, Hajo Kraak, Bernard Ledeboer, Marie-José Luys, Marco Molling and Otto Oudshoorn.

Read more about the survey on www.iam1000.com

IAM recommended firm 2016

Silver ILASA award as Best Pan European IP Firm

For the third time in a row V.O. wins the Silver ILASA award as Best Pan European IP Firm. Each year, the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA) awards law firms all over the world for their outstanding performance. About 300 law firms are selected for the ILASA awards on the basis of a range of studies, surveys and rankings, including  publications of the organizing group: Leaders League. Jury members are  General Counsels of Fortune 500 companies or equivalents.

The listing can be found on their website.

Dutch Patent Law Firm of the Year

Acquisition International Magazine has awarded V.O. as ‘Dutch Patent Law Firm of the Year’. This award is part of the 2016 International Intellectual Property Awards. With these Awards they recognize the achievements of those involved in driving the intellectual property market. The nomination is done by clients and their peers.

Visit their website for more information about the award.

 

Law firm of the year V.O. Patents & Trademarks

MIP Award

V.O. is proud to announce that, for the fifth time, it has won the MIP Global Award for The Netherlands Prosecution IP Firm of the Year. Also in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016, V.O. was recognised with this prestigious award. The Award has been provided by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine, the world’s leading media source for the IP industry.

Read more information about the awards on managingip.com

Recommended by WTR 1000

In 2013 up to and including 2017, V.O. has been recommended by World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) as a Benelux agency: "... VO has profound local knowledge and is a prime pick for clients with interests across the region. It displays all the best attributes of a full-service trademark firm. Its style matches nicely with us and our high expectations were met! Its members truly explain the various options that are available and the implications of those options. That is the sort of comprehensive, thoughtful advice that separates superior performers from merely good ones."

Recommended individual Noëlle Wofs "has been kept busy of late managing KNX’s worldwide trademark portfolio and representing Dole Food Company in crucial proceedings before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market."

The guide World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - features lists of the leading trademark practitioners and firms in over 80 jurisdictions around the world. 

Visit the Benelux listing on worldtrademarkreview.com