Further recognition for Novagraaf’s patent and trademark practices
Novagraaf has been recognised for its trademark expertise in the 2020 edition of IP STARS, and for its patent and trademark expertise in the 2020 Leaders League rankings.
Amsterdam, 31 March 2020 – Managing IP magazine released its latest IP STARS rankings mid March, featuring the leading firms for trademark filing/prosecution and contentious work in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The rankings are based on expertise, workload, market reputation/track record, outcomes achieved for clients and unique strengths in a given practice area.
In this year’s results, Novagraaf was once again recognised as a ‘Top Tier Firm’ for trademark prosecution in the Benelux, and ‘Tier Two’ in its France rankings for both trademark filing and prosecution.
“We are proud to retain our status as a ‘Top Tier Firm’ in the Benelux,” said Ingrid Mennens, Managing Director, Novagraaf Belgium. “We always endeavour to go above and beyond for our clients, investing time and effort to understand their needs and to identify ways in which we can help. This has become even more important at this challenging time for companies and individuals around the world. I’m proud that we have been able to rapidly put business continuity measures in place to ensure we are able to continue to support our customers with legal advice, administrative support and commercial insight whenever and however they need it.”
Max Hübner, Novagraaf Netherlands’ Managing Director added: “We are committed to delivering outstanding service to our clients with passion, responsibility and without compromise to our best-in-class standards: any time, any place, anywhere! The profound relationship we have with our customers drives us to continuously explore new opportunities to add value for their companies. This is what makes us different. You can see that difference is shown in our offering of modular, meaningful IP solutions through which we connect our clients and their systems effortlessly with our experts and business-enabling IP technology.”
‘Leading’ and ‘Excellent’ in France
Novagraaf was also recommended for its ‘Leading’ and ‘Excellent’ trademark and patent expertise in France by the 2020 Leaders League rankings in March. Novagraaf was recognised as ‘Leading’ in the Brands, Designs & Models category, and as ‘Excellent’ for patents in the following technical specialities: Chemistry, biotech, and life sciences patents; Electronic telecommunications patent & new technologies; Patents (general); and Physics, mechanics, and construction patents.
Marie-Noëlle de la Fouchardière, Managing Director of Novagraaf France’s patent practice said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised in these four categories by Leader League again this year. Our specialist team of patent attorneys works hard to support our clients in a wide range of industries, by applying our broad IP competence and tailoring our administrative support services and technologies to best meet their commercial needs.”
“At this time of immense challenge for companies and individuals around the globe, we want to reassure our customers that we have business continuity measures in place to uphold these high levels of service quality and support”, added Olivier Boland, Managing Director – Trademarks at Novagraaf in France.
Leaders League is a media and rating agency for top international executives. It connects senior business leaders to a dynamic network of business information and people sharing a common passion: excellence in leadership and management.
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