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Maaike Witteman

Maaike Witteman

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.”
Bart Jan Niestadt

Bart Jan Niestadt

  • European, Dutch and Belgian Patent Attorney
“The critical factors for a successful IP policy are different for each business. Knowing these factors is key.”
Lutz Keydel

Lutz Keydel

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

Marco Box

  • European, Dutch and Belgian Patent Attorney
“Nothing is what is seems if you look close enough.”
Bettina Hermann

Bettina Hermann

  • European and German Patent and Trademark Attorney
“IP is an essential asset of a company having many different facets - always worth to work for it.”
Mark Einerhand

Mark Einerhand

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
“In the end it's all about the value that the patent adds to the product.”
Tamara Elmore

Tamara Elmore

  • European and 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.”
Martin Klok

Martin Klok

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
“IP is the link between advanced knowledge and financial result.”
Lars de Haas

Lars de Haas

  • European and 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.”
Nick Oostenbroek

Nick Oostenbroek

  • Attorney-at-Law
“It always works out differently.”

News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.

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Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).

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The utility model – a rapid alternative to a patent

A patent application is often the solution for anyone who wishes to officially attach exclusive rights to intellectual property. However, there are alternatives. For instance, in the German market, companies can also choose to protect industrial inventions using a ‘utility model’.

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Events

IPBC Global 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, At Water Tower Place, East Pearson Street, Chicago, Illinois, Verenigde Staten

IPBC Global is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of the world’s IP business leaders.

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Knowledge for Growth 2020

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2020 edition on 10 September and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 16th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers.

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IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries.

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