Fully operational during covid-19 pandemic

While our thoughts go out to everyone who is directly affected and the healthcare services working overtime, we have been putting measures in place in order to ensure the health of our colleagues and clients. As such, De Clercq & Partners remains fully operational during this worldwide crisis.

Click here for an overview of the measures being taken by some of the official instances as the Intellectual Property Offices. This overview will be updated regularly.

De Clercq & Partners remains fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.

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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01 October 2020

COVID-19 update

Follow the latest COVID-19 measures taken by official institutions. This overview will be regularly updated.

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23 September 2020

We are hiring!

De Clercq & Partners is looking for a European Patent Attorney (Trainee) with a background in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Mechanics, Computing and/or AI. Read on to learn more about this vacancy.

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31 July 2020

EPO further postpones opposition hearings until end of 2020

The European Patent Office has issued a statement that oral proceedings in examination and opposition scheduled at EPO premises until the end of 2020 will be postponed, unless they can be held by video conference.

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14 July 2020

Research & Development from a tax perspective

KPMG recently organized a webinar together with Vlaio in which they clarified the existing R&D tax incentives and translated them into the reality of your company.

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23 June 2020

Tier 1 ranking for Patent Prosecution in Belgium!

Managing IP just released their 2020 rankings featuring the best patent prosecution firms in the world. We are proud to have once again reached Tier 1, the highest possible distinction.

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18 June 2020

De Clercq & Partners highly recommended by IAM and the Financial Times!

Hot off the presses! De Clercq & Partners is proud to have earned a prominent place in the IAM Patent 1000 Guide as well as in the Financial Times rankings for Europe's leading patent firms.

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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

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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.

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