17 February 2020
We are kicking off award season with some fantastic news! The renowned World Trademark Review has published its 2020 rankings and De Clercq & Partners is proud to be considered one of the top Trademark agencies in the Benelux.
The team is complimented for covering the full spectrum when it comes to trademark protection and "working closely with clients". Moreover, WTR writes that our Trademark department "finds slick strategies for structuring portfolios, adopts sharp commercial acumen in licensing matters and uses its far-reaching sector knowledge to create effective solutions."
WTR also endorses our in-house portfolio management tool IPRmanager as "a unique selling point". We have closely listened to the wants and needs of our clients "taking the client-lawyer interface to the next level, facilitating the smooth transparent and cost-efficient management of complex trademark portfolios".
A special mention goes out to Mr. Joost Muylle, head of the firm's Trademark department. He is described as "the cream of the crop [...] at home in proceedings before the BOIP and the EUIPO. From large corporations to individual entrepreneurs, Muylle has the flexibility and technical nous to navigate clients through the most complex situations. What is more, he is not afraid to take the fight to counterfeiters."
A round of applause for our awesome trademark department!