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  • Chemistry

  • Engineering

  • Hightech & Electronics

  • Life Sciences

  • Trademarks & Designs

  • Chemistry

  • Engineering

  • Hightech & Electronics

  • Life Sciences

  • Trademarks & Designs

  • Chemistry

  • Engineering

  • Hightech & Electronics

  • Life Sciences

  • Trademarks & Designs

Peter de Lange

Peter de Lange

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“My technical thoroughness and legal understanding make for strong patents.”
Cees Jansen

Cees Jansen

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Do not give up before you have achieved your objectives.”
Huub Maas

Huub Maas

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“The best scope of protection evolves from a close cooperation and mutual understanding between the client and the patent attorney.”
Rutger Timmer

Rutger Timmer

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Finding the essence of the invention and expanding its context maximizes the intellectual property value.”
Annelies de Bosch Kemper-de Hilster

Annelies de Bosch Kemper-de Hilster

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

Lars de Haas

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“The legal maze of patent law can be pretty hard to understand. I find it my role to make it easier to help you find your way through this maze.”
Marco Molling

Marco Molling

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“IP rights are means, not an end.”
Martin Klok

Martin Klok

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“IP is the link between advanced knowledge and financial result.”
Frits Michiels

Frits Michiels

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“To explore, together with a client, how the best IP protection can be obtained is for me the logical next step after an invention has been made.”
Annemie Jaeken

Annemie Jaeken

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“IP strategy and business strategy go hand in hand.”

News

Food fight: ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark (provisionally) revoked

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently revoked the ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark of fast-food chain, McDonald’s. According to the EUIPO, the name of the hamburger that is known across the world was not sufficiently demonstrated to be used in the European Union. At first glance, it appears an unusual decision.

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Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

Deploying artificial intelligence to identify the risks of heart conditions even earlier. Using nano-techniques, medicines can be administered exactly where they are needed, while the patient is still lying in the ambulance.

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V.O Promotions

Annemie Jaeken (Leuven office) and Huub Maas (Utrecht office) have been appointed as partners, and Marlon Blood (Munich office), Martin Klok (The Hague office) and Rutger Timmer (Eindhoven office) are now Senior Associates.

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Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle).

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European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich!

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Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we organize a special product case game. Make a deep dive into the innovative world of home draught beer with Heineken’s THE SUB. Via this game you will gain insight into the role of Intellectual Property during the development of this stunning device. Win the game and THE SUB is yours!

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