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

21 December 2017

Happy 2018!

De Clercq & Partners wishes you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2018!

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19 December 2017

Your intellectual property after a hard BREXIT?

The United Kingdom notified its intention to withdraw from the European Union on 29 March 2017. This means that, unless another date is agreed or the deadline is extended by the European Council, as of 30 March 2019 all primary and secondary legislation of the European Union will no longer apply to 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.