Arnold & Siedsma is an all-round service provider for the protection of intellectual property (IP). Since 1920, your creation has been our motivation. We have 100 years of experience in the legal protection of intellectual property of inventions, trademarks and designs for self-employed persons as well as for large multinationals in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition to our offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, Arnold & Siedsma has an extensive global network of agents so that we can protect your rights anywhere in the world.
Arnold & Siedsma has more than sixty in-house technical and legal experts with knowledge of all the important innovative sectors, from biotechnology and pharmaceutics to semiconductors and software. Depending on your invention, we connect you to a patent attorney who specialises in your specific discipline. Our trademark and design attorneys are the best partners for all issues related to your trademarks or protecting the unique design of your products. Our IP attorneys at law can help you with anything related to legal procedures, such as upholding your rights.
Arnold & Siedsma is your actively involved and knowledgeable partner. We are happy to be of service and contribute to you and to your ideas
In an innovative, knowledge-intensive market, the value of an organisation largely depends on IP rights. An effective patent, trademark or design strategy saves and can even make money. For strategic choices involving their IP portfolios, clients naturally wish to receive advice from different perspectives – and NLO provides comprehensive, tailor-made advice.
Our industry-driven teams of European patent attorneys combine complementary knowledge and expertise, so that every type of issue can be addressed and we can guarantee the continuity and quality of our services so that clients receive prompt, efficient service. We also have cross-industry expert teams for specific areas of interest, such as our focus groups for health, artificial intelligence and our in-house US practice team.
NLO is one of the largest full-service European IP consultancy firms with locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. We offer a unique combination of technical and legal expertise with insight into the business environment in which clients operate. This distinguishes the 70 European patent attorneys at NLO and 15 European trademark and design attorneys at NLO Shieldmark.
The specialists of NLO and NLO Shieldmark also have the most up-to-date knowledge of the IP market at their disposal, which they use in order to provide optimum management for clients’ IP portfolios. By combining our expertise, NLO is able to provide clients with the most comprehensive advice possible.
V.O. is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We offer services in patent and trademark protection, as well as market and engineering intelligence in terms of IP.
We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanics and Physics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property.
Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With nine offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.
AWA is a leading IP firm with over 350 employees across 21 offices in Belgium, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
We believe tomorrow is today’s emerging business – rising up from untapped potential within established industries and start-ups. No matter the size or industry, we help our clients create business out of their ideas and innovations.
AWA was founded in 1897 by Swedish engineer Anders Wilhelm Anderson. His initials form our company name and remind us of our proud history.
We supply a full-service offering of IP law services in prosecution, dispute litigation, aftermarket services, legal advice, strategy and commercialisation. Our IP professionals are experts in patents, trademark, design, copyright and domain names.
AWA has close to 200 IP specialists (including 70 European patent attorneys and 35 European trademark and design attorneys) helping over 4,300 clients in almost 60 countries with all aspects of their intellectual property needs. Our management team is 55% women, 45% men.
What sets up apart
Global: AWA has a presence in Europe and Asia with an extensive network of qualified preferred partners all over the world. We can handle your IP needs globally and follow-up in real-time.
Diversity and Colloboration: Our people come from diverse backgrounds with practical industry knowledge. Their technical capability means they understand the small details and how this differentiates you in the marketplace. Our teams comprise engineers working closely with attorneys at law and vice versa. This seamless collaboration ensures that the right skillset and legal knowledge is available and utilised for our client’s innovations. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive trainee programme for future IP leaders.
Strategy: We focus on the long-term – building a business is a journey that requires strategy. We support companies throughout the corporate cycle to protect and enforce IP rights, but to also identity and capture the value of intellectual assets.
Digital Innovation: We live in the digital era and are constantly looking at tools that reduce workload and save time. From the AWA Client Portal, to our domain management services and PatAlert – we are innovating the IP tools of the future.
Employee Owned: AWA is 100% owned by the employees with more than 50% of us choosing to invest or hold shares in the Group. This reflects our personal and long-term commitment to both our firm and our clients.
Part of the AWA Group, AWA Asia supports and manages international clients’ IP needs throughout the region with a head office in Hong Kong – a location known for its successful business environment, world-class infrastructure and effective legal system.
Our Beijing office is our wholly owned licensed trademark agency, allowing us to file and enforce trademarks directlybefore the China Trademark Office and the administrative authorities, without the need to use local third-party agents.
Today China is one of the largest IP markets in the world and is increasingly being selected as a key venue for IP litigation by foreign and local entities alike.
AWA Asia has strong value proposition that consists of an East-meets-West approach, with a bilingual and bicultural team of IP professionals (trademark lawyers, patent attorneys and IP strategists). Our international-level service delivery comes with deep local knowledge and is business minded, pragmatic and tailored.
Network memberships: AIPPI, APAA, ECTA, epi, FICPI, INTA, The Lawyer Network, LES Scandinavia, MARQUES, Union-IP