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'Recommended' by JUVE Patent

In September 2023, V.O. was, for the third consecutive year, recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories 'Patent Filing' and, with five stars, 'Litigation: Patent Attorneys'. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn, Jetze Beeksma and Martin Klok. Box and Ledeboer are also recommended in the category ‘Patent attorneys with technical specialty – Netherlands 2023’.

In particular, the accomplishments of Beeksma, Box and Klok in high-profile cases in pharmaceuticals, life sciences and mobile communications put V.O. particularly well on the map last year. Further, V.O. provided important technical support in Dutch infringement and restitution cases simultaneously conducted in other European countries. With its international orientation and office network, the firm is in an excellent position to handle UPC cases.

Each year, JUVE Patent rankings are carefully researched by an independent team of journalists, who send out questionnaires and conduct interviews with lawyers, clients, legal academics and judges. Read more information about the awards on www.juve-patent.com


Patent Attorney Firm of the Year

In January 2020, our firm was presented the Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year award by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and Word Trademark Review (WTR). The Global IP Awards, of which this prize forms a part, have been presented since 2019 to IP firms worldwide for their outstanding expertise and achievements.

Read more information about the awards on www.iam-media.com


'Recommended' in Who's Who Legal 2020

WWL: Patents is a guide to the international legal patent market, which distinguishes the most important patent lawyers around the world, as well as the most prominent patent attorneys on the basis of their expertise in drafting, filing and handling patent applications.

Read for more information www.whoswholegal.com



Reccommended in Financial Times


For 2023 V.O. is recommended in Financial Times as a leading European patent firm.

See the complete list at: www.ft.com



Three MIP Awards 2024 for V.O.

V.O. is proud to have been presented three awards in 2024 by Managing IP. First, we received the 'Netherlands Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2024 Award'. In addition, we received the award for 'European Cross-border Patent Litigation Team of the Year’. Last but not least, Martin Klok was honored with the 'Netherlands Practitioner of the Year' award.

The awards are granted by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine, the world’s leading media source for the IP industry.

Read more information about the awards on managingip.com


Top Tier firm in MIP 2024 Survey

In 2024, the renowned IP journal IP Stars, by Managing IP, recognized our Dutch patent practice as a Tier 1 Patent Prosecution Firm and our Belgian patent practice as a Tier 2 Patent Prosecution Firm. Furthermore, we received a Tier 3 listing for Trademark Prosecution - patent & trademark attorney firms (2024).

MIP has published this Survey since 1989 and considers the tiers to reflect the perception of the leading firms in each market, with the top tier listing those firms regarded as having the strongest practices in each category. Individual recommendations as 'IP Stars 2024' have been extended to patent attorneys Tamara Elmore, Bettina Hermann, Annemie Jaeken, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Marco Molling, Otto Oudshoorn and Herman Witmans. Tamara Elmore has also been ranked among the Top 250 Women in IP 2024. Furthermore, Martin Klok, Peter de Lange and Rutger Timmer have been recognized as Notable Practitioners.

'Recommended' by IAM Patent 1000

In 2023, V.O. is again pleased to receive an excellent review in the ranking lists of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. This guide, compiled by the British magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. In the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, V.O. is recommended in the category Prosecution, respectively gold, silver and bronze. As many as eleven V.O. patent attorneys are recognized individually with a recommendation for their prosecution work: Marco Box, Jennifer Ebner von Eschenbach, Bettina Hermann, Annemie Jaeken, Leo Jessen, Hajo Kraak, Bernard Ledeboer, Marco Molling, Otto Oudshoorn, Frits Schut and Annemie Swinnen.

Read more about the rankings on www.iam1000.com

Recommended by WTR 1000

From 2013 up to and including 2023, V.O. has been recommended by World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) as a Benelux agency: "V.O. Patents and Trademarks provides value-added services to numerous IP-rich companies. The firm, which has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, is a reliable source for brand owners seeking practical guidance and customised strategies. Among its respected team, [...] Noëlle Wolfs and Raquel Alvarez shine for their proficiency in trademark matters. [...] Wolfs has been assisting on several counterfeit cases in Canada, China and Indonesia on behalf of Meelunie, a leading global supplier of plant-based goods. For Vaillant, Alvarez dispenses astute advice as well as assistance in infringement matters".

The guide World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - features lists of the leading trademark practitioners and firms in over 80 jurisdictions around the world.

Visit the Benelux listing on worldtrademarkreview.com

Praised by Leaders League

In the rankings 2022 and 2023 published by Leaders League, a media and rating agency for top executives at the international level, V.O.'s Belgian practice is praised as ‘Excellent’ in the categories Patent Prosecution and Trademark Prosecution.



IP Excellence Awards by AI

Since 2015, the prestigious annual IP Excellence Awards, issued by Acquisition International Magazine, have provided recognition to those businesses and individuals who go above and beyond within the field of intellectual property. Having also received Awards in 2016 and 2017, V.O. received in 2018 the ‘Best IP Prosecution Practice – Europe Award’ as well as the ‘Award for Excellence in Trademark Law – Netherlands’.

Visit their website for more information about this award.