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Wezenbeek, Bart van

Bart van Wezenbeek

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“We use our knowledge and experience to optimize your IP position.”

Bart Jan Niestadt

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

Alexander van Loon

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

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.”
Dam, Jan Willem ten

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. ”

Frits Schut

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“No matter what accomplishments your business makes, IP protection of essential technologies is vital to stay ahead of the competition.”

Michiel van Rooij

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Patents matter.”

Claudia Meindel

  • Attorney-at-Law
“To be equally familiar with the law and practical business needs provides maximum benefit for clients.”

Harrie Marsman

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Even in doing your day-to-day job, you are likely to invent.”

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.”

News

Amendments Benelux trademark law

On 1 June 2018, two important amendments to the Benelux trademark law entered into force. The first concerns the possibility for trademark owners to challenge the validity of registered trademarks out of courts. The second amendment concerns the possibility to oppose the registratiion of a younger trademark for non-similar goods or services. The amendments are briefly explained below. Continue reading

Column – The enterprising university

We’re doing things differently to many other universities, where the TTOs (technology transfer offices) often fly the flag of the university directly. Utrecht Holdings is financially independent, whereby Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht are 100% owners of the shares. And that works well: it provides the freedom to be enterprising. Continue reading

Infringement by equivalence

It is one of the most challenging subjects in the field of patents – equivalence. Henri van Kalkeren, patent attorney at V.O., explains: ‘Recent decisions of judges therefore remain relevant to us. It is and remains a relatively grey area.’ Continue reading