04 December 2023

De Clercq & Partners to Lead Session on Building a Strong IP Portfolio at Health Investor Summit in Bruges!

We're thrilled to announce that our esteemed colleagues, Joost Muylle, Ir. David Lesthaeghe, and Koen Vanhalst, will be participating in the educational session on "Building a Strong IP Portfolio" at the Health Investor Summit in Bruges, Belgium, from December 4-6.

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24 November 2023

The "Order to Preserve Evidence” at the UPC: Leveraging Belgian Saisie Expertise

With the issuance of the first "order to preserve evidence" by the Brussels Local Division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), it is an opportune moment to highlight the extensive experience that Belgian judges, lawyers, and patent attorneys bring to this procedure.

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23 November 2023

Visiting and speaking at the annual AIPPI Study Day!

Just wrapped up a day of intellectual property brilliance in Brussels, where we attended the annual AIPPI Study Day!

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22 November 2023

Ann De Clercq & Liesbet Paemen named again as IAM Global Leader 2024!

We are delighted to share the fantastic news that Ann De Clercq & Liesbet Paemen, esteemed partners at our company, have once again secured their positions as IAM Global Leaders!

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15 November 2023

De Clercq & Partners Professionals Assume Key Roles in epi Committees for 2023-2026 Term

We are proud to announce that several professionals from De Clercq & Partners have been elected to significant committees of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) for the term 2023-2026.

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10 November 2023

De Gustibus et Coloribus… Why Colour names are (not) refused registration

ORANGE, BLUE ORIGIN, OFF WHITE and P!NK are all famous brands which consist of or at least incorporate the name of a colour. However, until recently, the EUIPO has been rather reluctant in accepting the registration of colour names as a trademark. In this article we will set out the basic principles for obtaining a registration for a colour name and provide examples of recent cases refusing or accepting the registration of such marks.

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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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