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MIP Award for V.O.

V.O. is proud to announce that it has won the Benelux Firm of the Year 2018 Award. In 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, V.O. was already recognized with the Netherlands Firm of the Year Award. The Award has been provided 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

Recommended by WTR 1000

In 2013 up to and including 2017, V.O. has been recommended by World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) as a Benelux agency: “that provides excellent advice and a wonderful service for Benelux and EU matters”. Noëlle Wolfs is praised as 'recommended individual' and recognised  as “a dab hand before the BOIP and EUIPO”, with talent for“hunting down and removing imitations from the market”.

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

Ranked Tier 1 in MIP 2018 Survey

Also in 2018, V.O. has been ranked as a Tier 1 Patent Prosecution  Firm for the Netherlands by the prestigious IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property. In Belgium, the firm has again a Tier 3 ranking in the same category.

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. The patent team at V.O. is known for expertise in chemistry, electronics, life sciences and mechanics. Marie-José Luys, Cees Jansen, Leo Jessen and Bernard Ledeboer are among the leading patent attorneys in the team. A client praises the practitioners for their "support" and "fast service". Rising star Martin Klok is "incredibly dedicated to understanding issues and distilling relevant information".

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'Highly recommended' by IAM Patent 1000

In 2017, 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 category Prosecution in the Netherlands V.O. is 'highly recommended'. And we are also listed in Belgium, where we receive a recommendation in the category Prosecution. As many as nine V.O. patent attorneys are recognised individually with a recommendation for their prosecution work: Marco Box, Bettina Hermann, Cees Jansen, Leo Jessen, Hajo Kraak, Bernard Ledeboer, Marie-José Luys, Marco Molling en Otto Oudshoorn.

Read more about the rankings on www.iam1000.com

Silver ILASA award as ‘Best Pan European IP Firm’

For the third time in a row V.O. wins the Silver ILASA award as Best Pan European IP Firm. Each year, the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA) awards law firms all over the world for their outstanding performance. About 300 law firms are selected for the ILASA awards on the basis of a range of studies, surveys and rankings, including publications of the organizing group: Leaders League. Jury members are General Counsels of Fortune 500 companies or equivalents. The listing can be found on their website.

'Dutch Patent Law Firm of the Year'

Acquisition International Magazine has awarded V.O. as ‘Dutch Patent Law Firm of the Year’. This award is part of the 2016 International Intellectual Property Awards. With these Awards they recognize the achievements of those involved in driving the intellectual property market. The nomination is done by clients and their peers.

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