De Clercq & Partners is an established firm of experienced Patent and Trademark and Design attorneys providing a full range of Intellectual Property and legal services with offices in Sint-Martens-Latem, Leuven and Hasselt in Belgium.
With a team of proficient and highly professional patent attorneys, our services respond to the many different areas of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, securing patent protection, oppositions, SPCs, opinions on patentability, the infringement and/or validity of third party patent rights, landscaping studies, due diligence, etc. Based on the concrete needs of the client, our services may extend from assisting in addressing specific intellectual property issues to ensuring the complete development of an intellectual property strategy and portfolio. 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.
De Clercq & Partners has a strong expertise in life sciences including all domains of green, red and white biotechnology, in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, food industry, mechanics and engineering.
The firm thrives on a highly specialized and experienced group of over forty enthusiastic experts that have a common aim to serve clients to the highest standards for very competitive prices in a European setting.
Where necessary, we help our clients to understand and feel comfortable with the patent process and its requirements. We aim to give our clients complete peace of mind in relation to all intellectual property issues.
De Clercq & Partners has been named MIP Belgian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2018 and 2019. The firm is also highly recommended by the 2017, 2018 and 2019 IAM Patent Guide, ranked in the WTR 1000, and ranked Tier 1 by MIP Stars.