06 October 2021

Post-filed data at the EPO: quo vadis?

In a recent Board of Appeal case (T 0116/18) the Board proposed to the Parties to refer the question whether post-filed data could be relied on to satisfy the requirement of plausibility of a technical effect, to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

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04 October 2021

David Lesthaeghe named MIP Rising Star for the second year in a row

We are proud to announce that our colleague David Lesthaeghe has once again been featured as a Rising Star in Managing Intellectual Property's renowned listing.

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14 September 2021

We are hiring!

De Clercq & Partners is looking for a creative management assistant and Trademark paralegal to join our fabulous office in Sint-Martens-Latem.

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06 July 2021

IAM highly recommends De Clercq & Partners for patent prosecution

The renowned IAM Patent 1000 guide was published last week and we are very proud to announce that our firm has once again been featured as Highly Recommended for Patent Prosecution in Belgium.

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28 June 2021

G4/19 decision: prohibition of double patenting under the EPC

On 22 June 2021 the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office rendered its decision in the case G 4/19 dealing with the matter of the prohibition of double patenting under the European Patent Convention.

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28 June 2021

Leaders League and MIP bring good news for De Clercq & Partners

We are proud to announce that both Leaders League and Managing Intellectual Property have singled out our firm and awarded us for outstanding IP work.

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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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