In July, no less than five associates of V.O. were registered as European patent attorneys, after having learned a few weeks earlier that they had all passed their EQE (European Qualifying Examination).
The German shoe brand Birkenstock is mainly known for their sandals having the unique, anatomically shaped insole. The company had registered the depiction of the pattern of the sole of their shoes as a Benelux device mark. An attempt to have it registered as an EU trademark as well, failed, however.
Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Garmin Vivosmart, just to name but a few of the numerous smart watches and activity trackers that should help us live healthier lives. With their built-in sensors they measure and analyze our heart rate, how many calories we burn and our sleeping pattern.
From time to time, patent lawsuits hit the newspaper headlines, usually when large multinationals are battling each other in many countries all over the world. Quite likely, you’ll have heard of the disputes between Samsung and Apple. Continue reading
Belgium has a few separate tax schemes that apply to acquired IP rights. For instance, the innovation allowance for innovation income. This means that 85% of the net income ensuing from IP rights is exempt from corporate income tax. Continue reading
During the Managing IP Award Ceremony that took place in London on 15 June, V.O. was presented with no less than three awards. Continue reading