Wiggin LLP’s intellectual property practice is widely regarded as market leading in brand protection including trade mark litigation, brand strategy and portfolio management services, with a particular expertise in designs law. The group has a busy patent litigation practice and undertakes high quality stand-alone commercial IP work. The IP practice is delivered by a growing team of over 20 specialist IP lawyers and provides a compelling and comprehensive IP legal service offering.
As businesses take advantage of the opportunities provided by the digital explosion, strong protection of IP assets such as iconic designs, global brands, creative works and breakthrough technologies has never been more important. Rights must be secured in multiple territories and they must be protected globally.
Wiggin's IP team is a recognised leader in rights protection in the new emerging digital world. The practice has won the most significant cases in the UK in the protection of IP online and has won industry award for both its copyright and trade mark work.
In addition, the team advises on IP strategy, portfolio and lifecycle management and related commercial and competition issues. The firm leverages its legal expertise and commercial and technical experience to help clients develop and deploy robust strategies to protect and maximise the value of their IP assets.
Wiggin's IP expertise led it to establish a technology business, INCOPRO. Together we provide clients with a unique one-stop online brand protection and enforcement service. INCOPRO has developed a network of IP expert law firms globally, enabling Wiggin to collaborate with other best in class operators to provide a fully global IP solution for businesses.
Our office in Brussels is in the middle of the most important legal, judicial and policy developments affecting businesses in the European Union and provides the perfect platform for IP advice post Brexit.
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.
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.
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