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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.”

Alexander van Loon

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Everyone’s knowledge is unique and therefore potentially valuable.”

Tamara Elmore

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • United States Patent Agent
“Patents can work for or against you. Creating your own patent portfolio, while mitigating the risks of your competitors’ IP rights, is essential for success in today’s technology-based economy.”

Adriaan Seerden

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Theodore Roosevelt)”

Lutz Keydel

  • European Patent Attorney
  • German Patent Attorney
  • European and German Trademark and Design Attorney
“It is essential to differentiate the good ideas from suboptimal ones. It is my profession to find niches for both.”
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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. ”

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.”

Marijke Westra

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“My aim is to guide the client, so he understands how IPR strategy can contribute to his objectives and needs.”

Annemie Jaeken

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

Marie-José Luys

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“My working experience with a wide variety of companies has taught me that the value and usefulness of patents are still underestimated.”

News

Platform Formalities Officers increases level of administration

In various European countries, there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the approach and method of the Platform Formalities Officers (PFO). In less than ten years, the PFO has developed into a respected platform. High time to find out a bit more about it. Ronald van Egmond, PFO board member and business support senior advisor at V.O., answers five questions. Continue reading

United Kingdom approves Unified Patent Court

The UK has given its final approval of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the new Unitary Patent on 26 April 2018. Continue reading

Registering a trademark: can you do that yourself, too?

You come up with a name for your new company or you launch a brand with a new name. Of course, you don’t want a competitor, anywhere in the world, to start using the same name. Trademark registration is the logical step. But do you do it yourself or do you bring in an expert? Three different parties explain. Continue reading

Events

Presentation on Patents, medicines & innovation

Rechtbank Den Haag, Prins Clauslaan, Den Haag

These days, patents are a sensitive point of discussion. Those who are in favor claim that patents promote innovation and that intellectual property is a human right, whereas those who are against patents claim that patents in fact slow down innovation and even cost lives. This discussion is conducted at many fronts, not in the least place within the context of pharmaceutical patents. But what are patents exactly and what is their use? More about this event

Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AMSIA) 2018

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with a societal and/or commercial impact, organized by IXA. It is an annual competition for the best applicable innovation resulting from Amsterdam research. More about this event