We take care of the filing of patent applications worldwide, related assignments, translations and administration requirements, as well as all correspondence with authorities and foreign patent firms. In addition, we deal with all matters concerning our clients’ patents renewal fees.
We can provide clients round-the-clock access to information about their patent rights.
As the use and complexity of patent systems has grown, the reliance on competent and knowledge formalities officers has also increased – they are now essential to prevent the inadvertent, and often irrevocable, loss of rights. The organizing and filing of patent documents is best performed by these formality specialists, so that crucial deadlines are not missed. In some companies, specialized formalities support may not be available or absent for an extended period of time.
In addition to training patent attorneys, we also train formalities officers in Dutch, European and International procedures and requirements. This in-depth training is reflected in the knowledge and experience of our formalities officers. Depending on your requirements, our formalities officers can provide short-term, long-term or emergency responsibility for a range of activities , either remotely from our office or on-site on a secondment basis.
The activities may include filing patent applications worldwide, arranging any related assignments, filing translations and complying with local formality requirements. We can perform all correspondence with patent authorities and foreign patent firms, arrange the monitoring and payment of renewal fees, and provide details relevant for establishing IP budgets.