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Column – ‘Choose what you want to protect’

Traditionally, the Triumph and Sloggi brands have been known for their innovations in the lingerie market. The Triumph Group always wants to be in the lead when it comes to its expertise in comfort, style and fit of lingerie. Continue reading

Registered as European Patent Attorneys

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).

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ISO25010 measures software quality

In the periphery of V.O.’s field of expertise – protecting intellectual property – there are several professional service providers who can help your company. Especially when your company is still in its developing stage, such help can increase your company’s value. Continue reading

Birkenstock device mark doesn’t get a foot in the door

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.

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Smart watches and activity trackers

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.

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Patent attorneys, indispensable in patent lawsuits

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

Money Losing Party Court

Tax advantage for innovation in Belgium

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

Three times prize at MIP

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

Recommended in Financial Times

We are proud to announce that also for 2022 V.O. is recommended as a leading European patent firm in Financial Times. Continue reading

IP grants for small and medium-sized enterprises

In order to support EU-based SMEs in protecting their IP, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) set up the ‘Ideas Powered for business SME Fund’ grant scheme. Continue reading