A patent is a right granted for a certain territory which forbids a third party from exploiting the invention. In return for this right, the description of the invention is revealed in the patent. This exclusive right, however, is territorial and limited in time.Read more
A trademark, trade mark or trade-mark is a distinctive sign or indication used by an individual or a legal entity to identify that the products or services with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source. It serves to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.Read more
A design right is an intellectual property right that protects the visual appearance of articles (or parts thereof) that are not purely utilitarian.Read more
An important function of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and humanly memorable names to numerically addressed Internet resources. This abstraction allows any resource to be moved to a different physical location in the address topology of the Internet.Read more
09 March 2018
MIP Belgian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2018!
WE WON! De Clercq & Partners has been named Belgian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year at the 2018 Managing IP Awards!Read more
21 February 2018
Congratulations to our brand new attorneys!
We are proud to announce that our very own Tom Liessens, Pieter Gregoir and Verónica Rojas de la Parra have passed their qualifications with flying colours.Read more
08 February 2018
IAM’s Pharma and Biotech IP Summit
This conference will focus on how IP executives inside life sciences companies can navigate current uncertainties to craft effective protection and value creation strategies in order to thrive during these unpredictable times.Read more
17 May 2018
Knowledge for Growth 2018
Join us at a new edition of Knowledge for Growth, Europe's largest regional biotech event.Read more
a tailored and personalized approach to intellectual property protection
Securing an optimal intellectual property strategy is a challenging task. There are a variety of technologies and commercial ambitions that require different approaches. At De Clercq & Partners, we understand the legal complexities of intellectual property laws and their impact on the protection of different technologies.Read more
At De Clercq & Partners, every adviser and attorney on our team has an extensive scientific background in one or more of the areas of science all presenting at Ph.D or Engineer levels. This allows us to understand client inventions in the most intricate detail including anticipating their future developments, enabling us to optimize protection for these inventions. Further to this, De Clercq & Partners aims to deliver the optimal intellectual property environment in which clients are able to pursue and realise their ambitions.