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intellectual property

Alexander van Loon

Alexander van Loon

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

Henri van Kalkeren

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.”
Lutz Keydel

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.”
Nick Oostenbroek

Nick Oostenbroek

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

Marco Box

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“Nothing is what is seems if you look close enough.”
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.”
Saskia van Doorn

Saskia van Doorn

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“IP is the driving force behind R&D.”
Martin Klok

Martin Klok

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

Dirk de Jong

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Discovering the potential of your invention.”

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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