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Trademark & design registration

Trademark & design registration

Entrepreneurs who invest time, money and energy in their work naturally want to maintain control over it. By registering a trademark or design, you can control the quality, resist competition and tackle unauthorised copying. V.O. helps you to deal with your trademarks and designs in a strategic manner. This maximises the profitability of your creations, both now and in the future.

At first sight, it may seem simple to register a trademark or a design. Sometimes it is too, however it is useful to be sure that you are making the right choices. At V.O. we help you determine the best approach for protecting your creations in the best possible way. We provide a tailored service to each client, which means that our starting point is always the same: IP is an important resource for enabling your idea or company to be more profitable. It is an investment that pays returns.

  • Registered trademarks and designs cannot simply be used or copied.
  • Registration gives you the option to get a return on high-value investments.
  • Licences allow you to set the conditions for use of a trademark or design.

Broad expertise

With nine offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, V.O. has short lines of communication to official bodies and knowledge of the local market. Our clients range from start-ups to multinationals and are active in various sectors, from everyday consumer products to high-tech innovations. Our trademark and design patent attorneys have broad expertise and an international network. We protect your rights throughout the world, in partnership with colleagues abroad if necessary.

Strategic and practical

Registration in various ‘classes’ and countries can make it rather expensive to protect a trademark. You want to properly protect your trademark, but do not want any unnecessary costs - this means making well-considered choices. Our experts are happy to think proactively about this with you. We do not just provide strategic advice – we can also take practical work off your hands.

How exactly can we help you?

For your trademarks, trade names, desgins, domain names, copyright we can help you with

  • Advice and registration
  • Performing searches and release research
  • Maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights
  • Co-ordination and substantive counsel in disputes, litigation
  • Legal advice for license agreements, contracts and terms

Legal support

Our attorneys at law, together with our trademark attorneys, also provide various legal services in the intellectual property field. We can provide advice in the event of disputes and support on among other things employment agreements, licence agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and the sale of IP. The hallmarks of the V.O. legal practice are short lines of communication and tailor-made service.

Contact our experts

Jurriaan Cleuver

Jurriaan Cleuver

  • Attorney-at-Law
  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Associate
Noëlle Wolfs

Noëlle Wolfs

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Associate
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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

Winner of MIP Award and WTR1000 recommendation

V.O is once again the proud winner of the 2019 Netherlands Firm of the Year Award conferred by Managing Intellectual Property.Continue reading

HEMA faces claim by Levi’s over stitching

Denim giant Levi’s recently won a court case in Belgium against the well-known department store HEMA about the shape of the stitches on the rear of its jeans.Continue reading

Events

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! 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