De Clercq & Partners is an established firm of experienced Patent and Trademark and Design attorneys providing a full range of Intellectual Property (IP) and legal services with offices in Sint-Martens-Latem, Leuven and Kortrijk.
Our firm offers a range of expert services covering all aspects of intellectual property. For patents, these services encompass amongst others drafting, filing and prosecution of PCT, European and national patent applications, and representation of parties in examination, oppositions, and appeals. We can directly file and validate EP patents in Belgium and the Netherlands, and provide IP services in all other countries via our global network of trusted foreign associates.
Our team of legal counsels and trademark and design attorneys renders proficient services on both administrative (prosecution) and substantive level in often challenging cases, including ex-officio examinations, oppositions, invalidations and appeals. We represent our clients directly before the Benelux Office, the European Intellectual Property Office, the World Intellectual Property Office, the French Institute for the Intellectual Property (INPI) and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, and through a network of trusted foreign associates in all other countries worldwide.
We also assist clients in evaluating IP rights, conducting searches, revocations, prosecuting supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), advising on IP protection optimization strategies, portfolio management and strategic IP advice, legal IP opinions such as freedom-to-operate, infringement or validity opinions, due diligence, and advising on licensing matters.
DCP has a very strong expertise in life sciences (including all domains of green, red and white biotechnology), in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nanotechnology, food industry, mechanics and engineering. In recent years the firm has gained a substantial team handling also ICT inventions. The firm thrives on a highly specialized and experienced group of over thirty enthusiastic experts all having PhD and post-doc or industry experience prior to becoming a patent attorney that have a common aim to serve clients to the highest standards for very competitive prices in a European setting.
Our multinational team of professionals and their experience in the scientific, industry and IP field enables the firm to provide a high quality service in all aspects of IP practice. Thanks to the international diversity of our professionals, we can offer our services in at least 6 different languages.