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Marco Box

Patent attorney

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Marco Box

Marco Box

  • Engineering
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Marco Box started his career as a patent attorney in 2003 after having worked in engineering. Having a background in physics and instrument design/engineering Marco has a broad understanding of all aspects of mechanical, electronic and information technology.

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Marco is experienced in the fields of optics, software, general mechanics and fine-mechanical constructions.

In addition, he has specialized in physical and electrical systems and computer systems. He has been involved in a number of infringement cases, e.g. in digital sound / image processing and telecommunications, as well as oppositions. Marco is Head of the Leuven office of V.O.

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Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2003-present)
  • Engineer, Frencken Mechatronics (2000-2003)
  • Instrument Designer, Optel (1997-2000)

Education

  • Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (1997)
  • MSc in Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology (1994)

Directories

  • Leuven team captain Marco Box’s encyclopaedic knowledge of mechanics and IT “earned him a well-deserved promotion to partner last year and prestige as a go-to guy in these fields”. Box is currently educating inventors on the potential for patenting software to rapidly increase the number of filings in this sector (IAM Patent 1000, 2018).
  • Marco Box is a physics, mechanics and electronics maven who has lately been concentrating on software-related patents. The judicious drafter also knows his way around opposition proceedings. He recently obtained technology rights for 3ax BV’s pioneering bicycle pedal (IAM Patent 1000, 2017).

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German

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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.Continue reading

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

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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.Continue reading

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). Continue reading

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! Continue reading

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! Continue reading