V.O. is very pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Netherlands Patent Prosecution Award 2017 by Managing IP. The firm was honored with this prestigious award also in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
How much of the costs of proceedings will the losing party pay?
In legal proceedings, the losing party is often ordered to pay (part of) the costs of proceedings incurred by the successful party. In the case of IP proceedings in a European context, this is provided for in the (Intellectual Property Rights) Enforcement Directive. Nevertheless, the situation regarding payment to cover the costs of a lawyer or patent attorney in proceedings varies from country to country. Three experts from V.O. explain the respective situations in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
Recommended by WTR 1000
We are very proud to announce that for 2017, V.O. is once again recommended by WTR 1000 as a gold-plated Benelux agency. WTR 1000 praises us as a go-to firm where “sterling prosecution and portfolio management are underpinned by sophisticated back-office systems”. Noëlle Wolfs is singled out as “one of the very best trademark attorneys around today”, who “knows how to squeeze every last drop of commercial value from brand rights”. Continue reading
End to ‘poisonous priority’
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) appears to have put an end to the issue of ‘poisonous priority’.
V.O. participates in Innovation for Health
Next year, V.O. is once again the partner in Innovation for Health, which is being held at the WTC Rotterdam on 16 February.