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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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Otto Oudshoorn

Otto Oudshoorn

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“It is very rewarding to capture an invention in the proper words.”
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.”
Karel de Jong

Karel de Jong

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Nowadays, patenting has become the essential ingredient, since creative entrepreneurship and innovative technology do not suffice anymore to generate long-lasting profitable business in the highly competitive information society of today.”
Jan Willem ten Dam

Jan Willem ten Dam

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Drafting and amending patent claims are like solving a puzzle; finding a solution may be easy, the problem is how to find the most effective solution. ”
Jennifer Ebner von Eschenbach

Jennifer Ebner von Eschenbach

  • European Patent Attorney
“Investing that little extra time and effort in IP at the right moment makes your technology go further.”

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