V.O. supports clients worldwide to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property. V.O. is one of the largest patent attorney firms in Europe, ranking consistently in the top 3 of European PCT-filers, and is praised as a center of excellence in Intellectual Asset Magazine. In 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 we received The Netherlands prosecution IP Firm of the Year Award from Managing IP Magazine.
Powerhouse of Experts
We represent our clients directly before the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Dutch, German and Belgian national patent offices. In addition, we have patent attorneys who are qualified to act before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Our attorneys also regularly assist in international litigation cases. V.O.’s team of trademark attorneys assists clients in matters concerning trademarks and designs. Our attorneys-at-law are ready to provide legal support in complex civil cases and are experts in company law and civil law.
Leading in Europe
Rooted in Dutch entrepreneurial attitude, the firm has achieved, over the years, consistent growth which has lead to an expansion of its work force and its network of offices. In 2008, we opened a German office in Munich, and in 2012 we opened an office in Leuven, Belgium. In 2020, we opened a second Belgian office, in Liège. Today, V.O. stands as a truly European firm.
Longstanding Client Relations
Our firm fosters long-term relationships with an extensive national and international client-base, covering many fields in the industry, from multinationals to start-ups and small and medium-sized companies. Among our clients are universities and research institutions. V.O. also regularly works with numerous law firms and patent attorneys worldwide in litigation.