How do you keep your intellectual property safe?

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.

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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.

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A design right is an intellectual property right that protects the visual appearance of articles (or parts thereof) that are not purely utilitarian.

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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.

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News

19 February 2019

De Clercq & Partners crowned Best IP Advisor in the Benelux!

The results are in! De Clercq & Partners is honoured to have won the title of Best IP Advisor in the Benelux 2019 at last month's Innovation & IP Awards.

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31 January 2019

Changes in TM country

The new year brings several important updates in the trademark landscape. Click to read on about what's new in the Benelux, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom!

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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.

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Our team

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.