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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 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 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.

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Noëlle Wolfs

Noëlle Wolfs

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Senior Associate
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