Search Menu

    Veelgestelde vragen listing page

    Maecenas interdum lorem eleifend orci aliquam mollis. Aliquam non rhoncus magna.

    Patents

    Copyright

    Designs

    Legal

    Plant Breeders' Rights

    Trademarks

    Unitary Patent

    Patents

    What is the difference between a unitary patent and a European/worldwide patent?

    Patents are essentially national rights. This means that patents must in principle be applied for in every country where you would like to establish patent rights.

    Read more
    What does a unitary patent cost?

    The costs of a unitary patent differ in many cases from the costs of a ''classic'' European patent.

    Read more
    Why should you file a patent application?

    Read more
    What is the value of my patent?

    Read more
    Infringement of my patent, now what?

    Read more
    What are the different strategies when applying for a patent?

    Read more
    How do you decide in which countries to apply for a patent?

    Read more
    Is a patent a guarantee of success?

    No, far from it. Success depends on how and when the invention is launched on the market. Questions to ask include: are feasible alternatives available? And how are they being marketed? Is the timing right? The Philips V2000 video system, for example, was technically better than the alternative VHS, but the VHS was marketed better and more effectively, making it the market leader. Ultimately Philips had to withdraw V2000 from the market.

    Read more
    Which inventions are eligible for patent protection, and which are not?

    Inventions in which exterior design is important are not covered by patents, but by design right. Where the emphasis is on presenting information, the invention is covered by trademark rights or copyright (e.g. software, including accounting systems). However, the name of a software package is, in turn, covered by trademark rights. Inventions which are non-technical fall outside the scope of patent law. Furthermore, the invention must not conflict with accepted moral principles or be personally offensive. Surgical techniques (methods) are not patentable (although the equipment certainly is patentable). Websites and web shops are not patentable.

    Read more
    What is a patent?

    A patent protects your technical invention, such as a new or improved product, working method or device. It prevents others from copying your invention as they please.

    Read more

    Designs

    What types of trademark do not require protection?

    Read more
    What is the added value of a trademark agency?

    Read more
    Does it make sense to register my brand?

    Do you want to prevent others from using or misusing your brand? Our attorneys protect your trademark against unauthorised use, by entering it on a trademark register. Registering a trademark ensures that others cannot prevent you from using it. The trademark is reserved exclusively for you, so that you remain distinctive on your market. If you do not do this, others may appropriate your idea and proceed to exploit it commercially.

    Read more

    Plant Breeders' Rights

    Are there specific requirements to meet

    Read more
    What is the duration of protection of a plant variety right?

    Read more
    Where can you apply for a plant variety right?

    Read more

    Trademarks

    What types of trademark do not require protection?

    Read more
    What is the added value of a trademark agency?

    Read more
    Does it make sense to register my brand?

    Do you want to prevent others from using or misusing your brand? Our attorneys protect your trademark against unauthorised use, by entering it on a trademark register. Registering a trademark ensures that others cannot prevent you from using it. The trademark is reserved exclusively for you, so that you remain distinctive on your market. If you do not do this, others may appropriate your idea and proceed to exploit it commercially.

    Read more

    Unitary Patent

    What is the difference between a unitary patent and a European/worldwide patent?

    Patents are essentially national rights. This means that patents must in principle be applied for in every country where you would like to establish patent rights.

    Read more

    Etiam facilisis ligula nec velit posuere egestas.

    Duis porta, ligula rhoncus euismod pretium, nisi tellus eleifend odio, luctus viverra sem dolor id sem.