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
18 September 2017
Congratulations to our new Partners!
We are excited to announce that long time colleagues Koen Vanhalst and Andrej Michalík have both been named Partner.Read more
14 June 2017
Annual seminar - Save the date!
De Clercq & Partners is happy to announce that this year, our one-day patent seminar will take place on Friday December 1, 2017 in Sint-Martens-Latem.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.