Patents

Are you releasing a new, or modified, product on the market? Or are you looking to introduce an innovative product or particular process? Our patent attorneys make your technical invention patent protected against copying. This patent protection lasts for up to 20 years. Competitors are not permitted to use your invention, for manufacture or sale. And that gives you a big advantage.

After 20 years everyone can apply your technology freely. In order to apply for a patent, your invention must be new, inventive and industrially applicable. These are the requirements that the Dutch government set.

Licensing

Do you want others to use your patent, trademark or design at a cost? You can arrange this and construct a licence contract. A license gives someone permission to manufacture your product.

Foreign patents

A Dutch patent is valid only in the Netherlands, but you can also register your patent in most other countries. After your first application in the Netherlands, you have 12 months to submit the same application in other countries.
You also have the option to apply for a patent in one single process for all the countries that are members of the EPC (European Patent Convention). Or you can start an international application with WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation).

Download our brochure for more information on patents.

For more information on patents, please contact Peter Dorna