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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

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

Maaike Witteman

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Associate
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News

MIP Firm Year award

Benelux Firm of the Year Award for V.O.

We did it again! During the annual Managing IP’s EMEA  Awards Dinner of 8 March, the Benelux Firm of the Year Award was presented to V.O.Continue reading

New V.O. website

You may have already noticed that V.O. has a new website. This went live in early March. The website comprises sections in Dutch, Flemish, English and German and will be able to support and promote our international service even more efficiently.Continue reading

‘Patent pending’ works differently in Germany

Germany is by far the most important trade partner for Belgium and the Netherlands, particular because of the export market. Yet, we seldom realise that the rules there for the use of product markings such as ‘patent pending’ are generally much stricter.Continue reading

Events

WJA Munich Conference

Courtyard by Marriott München Ost, Orleansstraße, München, Duitsland

On 3 and 4 May, the WJA Munich Conference will take place in Munich city center. During this two-day event, lawyers, judges, attorneys, students, and professionals from around the world will discuss a variety of IP topics. More about this event

INTA 140th Annual Meeting 2018

Washington State Convention Center, Pike Street, Seattle, WA, United States

The world’s largest and most widely-attended trademark event! Five days of education and networking. Endless opportunities for growth! With the number of evolving trademark issues that continue to shape the industry and your practice, now more than ever your attendance is vital at INTA’s Annual Meeting. Visit the INTA website for more information. More about this event

ASTP Proton Annual Conference

LIEGE Palais des Congrès, Liège, België

The ASTP Proton Annual Conference will take place from 23-25 May 2018 in Liège (Belgium). This year's theme is 'Technology Transfer in a Changing Environment'. More about this event