De Clercq & Partners remains at the forefront of Intellectual Property Protection in Europe as well as worldwide. Please find a list below of the awards and accolades our firm is proud to have collected over the last years.

2024

WTR 1000 Recommended Firm

WTR 1000 Recommended Firm

Recommended Firm
Full ranking

Recommended Individuals
Joost Muylle
Thomas Baudewijn

Managing IP Awards 2024

Managing IP Awards 2024

Patent Firm of the Year (Benelux)

LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2024

LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2024

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Trademark Firm Rankings: 
Tier 2 in Belgium
Tier 3 in Benelux

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

IP Stars:
Ann De Clercq - Patent Star
Koen Vanhalst - Patent Star
Joost Muylle - Trademark Star

2023

Ranked Firm

Ranked Firm

Managing Intellectual Property

Ranked Firm

Global IP Awards

Global IP Awards

Patent Attorney Firm of the Year
Full ranking

WTR 1000 Recommended Firm

WTR 1000 Recommended Firm

Recommended Firm
Full ranking

Recommended Individuals
Joost Muylle
Thomas Baudewijn

LMG Life Sciences Awards 2023 EMEA

LMG Life Sciences Awards 2023 EMEA

Opposition Procedure 
Firm of the Year

MIP Awards 2023 EMEA

MIP Awards 2023 EMEA

Belgium Prosecution Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Top 250 Women in IP

Ann De Clercq

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Leaders League

Leaders League

2022

Top 250 Women in IP

Top 250 Women in IP

Managing Intellectual Property
Top 250 Women in IP

Ann De Clercq

Rising Star 2022

Rising Star 2022

Managing Intellectual Property
Rising Star 2022

David Lesthaeghe

IAM Patent 1000

IAM Patent 1000

Opposition Procedure Firm of the Year

Opposition Procedure Firm of the Year

LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2022

Opposition Procedure Firm of the Year

Prosecution Firm of the Year (Belgium)

Prosecution Firm of the Year (Belgium)

Best IP Advisor (Benelux)

Best IP Advisor (Benelux)

Innovation & IP:
Forum and Awards
(Leaders League)

Best IP Advisor (Benelux)

IP Star

IP Star

Managing Intellectual Property
IP Star

Ann De Clercq
Joost Muylle

Trademark Prosecution Firm

Trademark Prosecution Firm

Managing Intellectual Property

Trademark Prosecution Firm
Highly recommended firm

Recommended firm

Recommended firm

World Trademark Review 1000

Recommended firm
Full ranking

Recommended Individual

Recommended Individual

World Trademark Review 1000

Recommended Individual
Joost Muylle
Thomas Baudewijn

2021

Patent Prosecution Firm & Trademark Prosecution Firm

Patent Prosecution Firm & Trademark Prosecution Firm

Managing Intellectual Property

Patent Prosecution Firm
Tier 1 ranking

Trademark Prosecution Firm
Tier 2 ranking

IP Star

IP Star

Managing Intellectual Property
IP Star

Ann De Clercq
Joost Muylle

Rising Star

Rising Star

Managing Intellectual Property
Rising Star

David Lesthaeghe

Global Leader

Global Leader

IAM Patent 1000
Global Leader

Ann De Clercq
Liesbet Paemen

Full ranking

Highly recommended for Trademark Prosecution in Belgium

Highly recommended for Trademark Prosecution in Belgium

World Trademark Review 1000
Highly recommended for
Trademark Prosecution in Belgium

Full ranking

Recommended individual

Recommended individual

World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended individual

Joost Muylle

Europe's Leading Patent

Europe's Leading Patent

Financial Times
Europe's Leading Patent
Law Firms

Biotechnology & Food
Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals

Leaders League

Leaders League

Leaders League

Leading firm for
Patent Prosecution and
Trademark Prosecution in Belgium

Top 250 Women in IP

Top 250 Women in IP

Managing Intellectual Property
Top 250 Women in IP

Ann De Clercq

Patent leader

Patent leader

World IP Review
Patent leader

Ann De Clercq

Biotech Patent Firm of the Year

Biotech Patent Firm of the Year

The Lawyer Network
Biotech Patent Firm of the Year
in Belgium

2020

IAM Patent 1000 Guide

IAM Patent 1000 Guide

IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Highly recommended for
Patent Prosecution in Belgium

Full ranking

Leaders League

Leaders League

Leaders League

Leading firm for
Patent Prosecution and
Trademark Prosecution in Belgium

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property
Patent Prosecution Firm
Tier 1 ranking

Financial Times

Financial Times

Financial Times
Europe's Leading Patent
Law Firms

Biotechnology & Food
Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals

IP Star individual rankings

IP Star individual rankings

Managing Intellectual Property
IP Star individual rankings

Ann De Clercq (Patent Star)
Joost Muylle (Trademark Star)

Rising Star individual rankings

Rising Star individual rankings

Managing Intellectual Property
Rising Star individual rankings

David Lesthaeghe

Trademark Prosecution Firm

Trademark Prosecution Firm

Managing Intellectual Property
Trademark Prosecution Firm
Tier 2 ranking

Best IP Advisor Benelux

Best IP Advisor Benelux

Innovation & IP Awards
Best IP Advisor Benelux

Best in IP

Best in IP

Finance Monthly Legal Awards
Best in IP

Biotech Patent Firm of the Year

Biotech Patent Firm of the Year

Global Law Experts Awards 
Biotech Patent Firm of the Year
in Belgium

World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review
(WTR 1000)
Top trademark agency in the Benelux

2019

Belgian Patent Prosecution

Belgian Patent Prosecution

Managing Intellectual Property

Belgian Patent Prosecution
Firm of the Year 2019

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property
IP Star

Ann De Clercq
Joost Muylle

Rising Star

Rising Star

Managing Intellectual Property
Rising Star

Jeff Gyi
Kris Pappaert

Top 250 Women in IP

Top 250 Women in IP


Managing Intellectual Property
Top 250 Women in IP

Ann De Clercq

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property
Tier 1 Ranking

Highly recommended for Patent Prosecution in Belgium

Highly recommended for Patent Prosecution in Belgium

IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Highly recommended for
Patent Prosecution in Belgium

Full ranking

European Women in Business Law Award

European Women in Business Law Award

Legal Media Group
European Women in
Business Law Award

Ann De Clercq

Influential Women in IP

Influential Women in IP

World IP Review
Influential Women in IP

Ann De Clercq

Best European IP Firm

Best European IP Firm

Legal Alliance Awards
Best European IP Firm

Best IP Advisor Benelux

Best IP Advisor Benelux

Innovation & IP Awards
Best IP Advisor Benelux

Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms

Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms

Financial Times
Europe's Leading Patent
Law Firms

Biotechnology & Food
Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals

World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review

Recommended for
Trademark Prosecution in Belgium

2018

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Belgian Patent Prosecution
Firm of the Year 2018

IP Star

IP Star

Managing Intellectual Property
IP Star

Ann De Clercq
Joost Muylle

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property
Tier 1 Ranking

Highly recommended for Patent Prosecution in Belgium

Highly recommended for Patent Prosecution in Belgium

IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Highly recommended for
Patent Prosecution in Belgium

Best European IP Firm

Best European IP Firm

Legal Alliance Awards
Best European IP Firm

Best IP Advisor

Best IP Advisor

Innovation & IP Awards
Best IP Advisor
Belgium & Luxembourg