Patents

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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Trademarks

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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Designs

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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Domain names

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

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.

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07 June 2017

De Clercq & Partners ranked in the IAM Patent 1000 2017!

De Clercq & Partners is delighted to announce that we have been recommended as one of Belgium's finest patent prosecution firms by this year's IAM Patent 1000 Guide! Read on for more details.

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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.