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Midsized companies are a driving force for innovation. In fact, some of the greatest inventions were made by midcorporates. However, often the expertise to protect these inventions is not available in-house. This is where we come in. With our hands-on knowledge and experience, you are able to obtain protection for your inventions and make them a valuable asset for your company.

Great number of midcorporate clients

Amongst our clients are a great number of midcorporates. We handle any of the IP issues that you may encounter. For example, we draft your patent applications, defend your patents or assert your patents against 3rd parties that may be using your inventions. We help you to build up a balanced portfolio and manage it successfully, so that the value of your Intellectual Property is maximized.

All relevant expertise for your business

With more than 60 attorneys we cover a broad field of specialisms and sectors. This ensures that you will work with an attorney that has knowledge and experience that is relevant to your business. Our offices are located in regions that are centres of innovation throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, so we’re always close to you. With a well developed network of patent agencies worldwide, we can ensure the best form of protection worldwide.

Dedicated team

A dedicated team of patent attorneys is at your disposal to provide the services that are needed by companies like yours. With this team, we always strive to find new ways to maximize the value of your innovations and achieve a balance between costs and potential revenues.

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Huub Maas

Huub Maas

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News

Food fight: ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark (provisionally) revoked

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently revoked the ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark of fast-food chain, McDonald’s. According to the EUIPO, the name of the hamburger that is known across the world was not sufficiently demonstrated to be used in the European Union. At first glance, it appears an unusual decision.Continue reading

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

Deploying artificial intelligence to identify the risks of heart conditions even earlier. Using nano-techniques, medicines can be administered exactly where they are needed, while the patient is still lying in the ambulance.Continue reading

V.O Promotions

Annemie Jaeken (Leuven office) and Huub Maas (Utrecht office) have been appointed as partners, and Marlon Blood (Munich office), Martin Klok (The Hague office) and Rutger Timmer (Eindhoven office) are now Senior Associates.Continue reading

Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). Continue reading

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we organize a special product case game. Make a deep dive into the innovative world of home draught beer with Heineken’s THE SUB. Via this game you will gain insight into the role of Intellectual Property during the development of this stunning device. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! Continue reading

APAA Council Meeting 2019

Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). The 70th Council Meeting of the APAA and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the APAA will take place at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei International Convention Center, Le Méridien Taipei and Humble House Taipei in Xinyi District (near Taipei 101). The APAA 2019, scheduled for 8 to 12 November, will be an opportunity for all participants to explore a wide range of IP hot topics presented in committee meetings, workshops, and networking. On behalf of V.O., Marco Molling and Otto Oudshoorn will attend the meeting. Click here for more information.   Continue reading