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12 April 2018

A new Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) as of June 1, 2018

On June 1, 2018 two protocols amending the BCIP will enter into force centralizing appeals filed against decisions of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property and amending the BCIP regarding opposition and introducing administrative cancellation and invalidation procedures against registered trademarks. Read on to learn more!

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11 April 2018

Timing matters: Belgium clarifies relevant marketing authorization date for calculating an SPC term of protection

Supplementary protection certificates aim to provide a uniform solution at the European Union level for obtaining a time extension for protection of medicinal products and plant protection products for which a marketing authorization is required, with a view to compensating applicants for any effective patent term loss due to regulatory approval procedures. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the relevant date for the calculation of the SPC term is now the date of the European Commission’s decision to grant the MA.

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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!

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02 March 2018

Shortlisted for this year's MIP Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year award!

We are proud to announce that De Clercq & Partners has been nominated in this year's Managing IP Awards in the category Belgian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year.

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28 February 2018

Tom Liessens has qualified as BMM Certified Trademark and Design Attorney

We are delighted to announce that our very own Tom Liessens has officially qualified as BMM Certified Trademark and Design Attorney.

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