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High-tech and biotech start-up companies often live or die by the choices that they make in relation to their IP. When, as a start-up, you properly manage your IP and fully exploit your IP position, your chances of thriving in the highly competitive markets will increase. Understanding this reality, we pay special attention to helping start-ups to reach their goals.

Guide through the maze

We make a real difference. As a full-service IP firm, we guide you through the maze of dos and don’ts. Together with you we develop your IP position and make sure that it is in alignment with your overall business strategy.

Shared background

Our attorneys have extensive experience in working with high-tech and biotech start-ups. In many cases, we share a background in start-ups or have worked in the industry. We are familiar with the specific problems and challenges that you encounter. That helps us to maximize the value of your Intellectual Property.

Building a sound IP portfolio

We provide the IP service that you need for building up a sound IP portfolio and for managing it successfully. This means involving you for those aspects of IP that are particularly relevant to you and shielding you from the burden of patent/legal formalities.


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Leo Jessen

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Breakthrough in the detection of cancer tumours

Scientists who decide not to publish papers, but to explore whether their discovery is the basis of a company. That’s the path taken by Cyclomics, the start-up of Wigard Kloosterman and Jeroen de Ridder.Continue reading

Registering a trademark: can you do that yourself, too?

You come up with a name for your new company or you launch a brand with a new name. Of course, you don’t want a competitor, anywhere in the world, to start using the same name. Trademark registration is the logical step. But do you do it yourself or do you bring in an expert? […]Continue reading

Platform Formalities Officers increases level of administration

In various European countries, there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the approach and method of the Platform Formalities Officers (PFO). In less than ten years, the PFO has developed into a respected platform. High time to find out a bit more about it. Ronald van Egmond, PFO board member and business support senior […]Continue reading


Job fair

Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2, Ghent, Belgium

On Tuesday 27 March 2018 Ghent University Association organises the 15th edition of Flander's largest job fair. The Afstudeerbeurs takes place in the ICC Ghent, from 12:00 hrs till 18:00 hrs. The Afstudeerbeurs consists of 5 components taking place at the same time and in the same location: the general job market, the Job Market for Young Researchers, the International Jobs Corner, the education and further studies fair and a complementary (free of charge) programme of workshops, information sessions and CV analysis. More about this event

Protecting Your Business

HUBspot Innovate Leiden, Langegracht, Leiden

Building a company costs both time and energy. When you have established something you can be proud of, it's important to protect what is rightfully yours. Intellectual property rights are like any other property right: they allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. More about this event

PatentMatch: innovation meets realisation

Auditorium, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Innovative concepts, ideas, designs, patents; how eager we are to market our ideas succesfully. Unfortunately, the reality tells a different story. Many ideas end up in a desk drawer. And that is a waste of all ambition, time, energy and above all a waste of money. More about this event