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Bernard Ledeboer

Bernard Ledeboer

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Simple ideas are often the best inventions, but are the most difficult to protect. I enjoy the challenge of safeguarding those inventions.”
Noëlle Wolfs

Noëlle Wolfs

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“What particularly inspires me in this field is to combine my skills with the clients' needs and to see my clients' companies benefit from their intellectual property strategy.”
Kasper Haak

Kasper Haak

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“It's my challenge to acquire patent rights as pertinent business assets.”
Annemiek Tepper

Annemiek Tepper

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“The best results are obtained when there is an exchange of creative thinking between the patent attorney and the client. I truly enjoy achieving and maintaining such synergy.”
Saskia van Doorn

Saskia van Doorn

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“IP is the driving force behind R&D.”
Jetze Beeksma

Jetze Beeksma

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.”
Kim Tan

Kim Tan

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“What really makes the difference for a case to succeed can usually be learned from your client.”
Jasper Groot Koerkamp

Jasper Groot Koerkamp

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“IP protection puts you in control of your innovation and provides freedom to share it at your own terms.”
Jurriaan Cleuver

Jurriaan Cleuver

  • Attorney-at-Law
  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“The ability to be practical in complex legal situations leads to a solution that will result in the best possible commercial advantage.”
Annelies de Bosch Kemper-de Hilster

Annelies de Bosch Kemper-de Hilster

  • Attorney-at-Law
“The first quality of style is clarity. (Aristotle)”

News

The lightbulb

The lightbulb is the symbol of invention. In part this is due to the metaphor of a light switching on, but also because of the far-reaching consequences of the invention of the first commercially useable lightbulbs and the fierce patent war that ensued. Continue reading

HEMA faces claim by Levi’s over stitching

Denim giant Levi’s recently won a court case in Belgium against the well-known department store HEMA about the shape of the stitches on the rear of its jeans. Continue reading

Brexit

The impact of Brexit on IP rights

The United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, with or without a deal. The British Parliament has expressly stated that the existing IP rights that have been established within the EU context will be guaranteed in either case. Below you will find a brief overview of the impact on patent rights and trademark and design registrations. Continue reading

Events

FICPI Patent Drafting Course 2019 – SE Asia Edition

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Maleisië

Segment 3 of this year’s FICPI training event will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 1-5 April. More about this event

IPBC Shenzhen 2019

Grand Hyatt Hotel Shenzhen Western Restaurant, Bao'an South Road, Caiwuwei, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

As China’s powerhouse for industrial, R&D and commercial activity, the sheer concentration of leading IP-owning companies makes IPBC Shenzhen an unmissable opportunity for learning, networking and deal making. More about this event

Ghent Graduation Exhibition 2019

Gent ICC, Gent, België

For (almost) graduates in the Ghent region, the Ghent Graduation Exhibition is the place to be for getting in touch with interesting companies and for a better orientation on professional opportunities for academics. More about this event