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.
Designs and trademarks are valuable assets for a business. They reinforce a company’s distinctive character, boost its commercial strength, enhance its competitive position and make it more attractive to investors. Intellectual property therefore plays a prominent role in a business’ strategy, which can be supported by the knowledge and experience of the trademark and design attorneys of NLO Shieldmark.
NLO and NLO Shieldmark: more than 130 years of experience
NLO Shieldmark is the second largest trademark and design bureau in the Netherlands and a leading player in this field. NLO Shieldmark is part of NLO, which means access to the expertise of over 70 patent attorneys and the added confidence of working with a company that has more than 130 years of experience in intellectual property rights and intellectual property law.
NLO Shieldmark can help to establish an intellectual property strategy to protect and strengthen designs and trademarks. We provide innovative solutions with outstanding value, thanks to the combination of our wide range of services and the expertise of 20 trademark and design attorneys.
Experience. Expertise. Innovation. Teamwork. Passion. Creativity. That is what NLO Shieldmark is all about. These values are at the very heart of our corporate identity.
De Clercq & Partners is your partner for personalized Intellectual Property protection and enforcement. We have extensive experience in assisting clients in building up, evaluating and maintaining a relevant intellectual property portfolio which will both maximize your company’s competitive advantage as well as ensuring optimal use of intellectual property assets.
Based on the concrete needs of each client, our services may extend from assisting in addressing specific intellectual property issues, to ensuring the complete development of an intellectual property strategy. Where necessary, we help our clients to understand and feel comfortable with all aspects of intellectual property processes and their requirements. We aim to give our clients complete peace of mind in relation to all intellectual property issues and strive to provide advice tailored to clients’ specific requirements.
Who we are
De Clercq & Partners is an established firm of experienced and highly motivated Patent Attorneys and Trademark and Design Attorneys. We currently have offices in Sint-Martens-Latem, Leuven and Hasselt (BE), all very close to Europe’s capital city of Brussels.
Our attorneys have strong academic and technological credentials with PhD degrees in science and/or LL.M. degrees in intellectual property law. This combination of high level scientific skills and strong expertise in IP law enables us to provide you with the highest standards of service in all aspects of IP practice in Belgium, Europe and across the globe. Thanks to the international diversity of our professionals, we can offer our services in at least seven different languages.
Customized IP protection
De Clercq & Partners offers expertise in determining a tailor-made IP strategy and also provides strategic advice in that regard. Such services include, among others:
Identifying optimal protection strategy
Developing an appropriate IP portfolio, tailored to the product and market
Management of IP portfolios with a clear view on costs involved
Advising on tax benefits related to innovation income in Belgium
Providing strategic advice on the acquisition, maintenance, exploitation and valuation of IP as part of the company’s overall business strategy
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