It is our passion and ambition to help you establish your European
business. We do so by providing the best local IP service at one pan-European IP address.
Our 200 IP attorneys at leading European offices are pleased to pave the legal
way to make your ideas happen.
LEGAL WAY IN EUROPE
We give you detailed knowledge and experience of regional
and national regulations. You can act safely and effectively in this
complex arena. Do not have to worry about Europe's different
cultures, legal jurisdictions and languages; for us, it's home!
OUR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
We are a European 'one-stop' solution, providing extensive local knowledge and expertise to entrepreneurs
from all over the world. As pan-European law firm we make European IP work for you.
ACT IN RAPIDLY
It is getting harder to obtain and manage IP in Europe. The centralized European
Patent Office application procedures takes several years! Making you suffer
from enduring uncertainty about the effectiveness of IP-instruments and your
return on investing. It can be much more attractive to choose an alternative
route. Our attorneys have the expertise to find those routes.
THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
We bring you our local legal knowledge and we have extensive technical expertise across
the full range of technologies. That’s why we know how to find you alternative routes. For
example you could file a carefully chosen bundle of national patent applications in the relevant
national jurisdictions. This makes it generally possible to move faster in securing and enforcing
national patent rights in response to rapidly changing market developments. So connect with
us and let our expertise connect your ideas with Europe!
AIPEX is a pan-European law firm with a direct presence in UK, France, Germany,
The Netherlands, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland and
an extended network in other European countries. AIPEX provides unique access to IP in Europe. With over 200 IP attorneys, AIPEX has complete professional and technical
expertise. AIPEX leverages different expertise and cost bases across Europe to provide
cost savings for clients whilst maintaining highest quality.
“I’m strongly inspired by the patent
attorneys’ expertise and their passion in
protecting clients’ best interests. AIPEX,
the professional team you can rely on.”
Linda Liu - Linda Liu Group, Top 3 Chinese firms in Japanese market
WHAT’S GOING ON IN EUROPE
From 19 September to 4 October 2015, one of Germany’s most famous festivities and the world’s largest fair takes place: Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a 15-day celebration of Bavarian beer. Over six million people come every year to drink beer, eat chicken legs and pork sausages and engage in general revelry.
During the two weeks all roads in Munich lead to the Theresienwiese, a giant grass meadow about the size of 20 football fields near the centre of the city. The field becomes a beer-drinking city, complete with its own post office, police force and fire department, and most importantly numerous huge tents, erected by the various Bavarian breweries, that serve as massive beer halls.
The first keg is tapped in ceremonial style to open the two-week celebration, which draws hundreds of thousands of revellers from all around the world. Apart from the rollicking beer halls where traditional Bavarian bands belt out their old favourites, the festival offers a host of carnival games and fun park rides, as well as stalls selling a range of German delicacies; many people also like to dress up in traditional Bavarian garb for the celebrations.
Entry to the enormous beer tents is free. Oktoberfest is one of the most popular and best-known festivals in the world, and certainly the biggest drinking festival, so flights and accommodation should be organised far in advance to avoid disappointment.
More information: https://www.fest300.com/festivals/oktoberfest.
12 July 2015. Weekend plans lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? This celebration in and around Borough Market in London (UK) of all things Français for the country's national day will feature all sorts of activities, foods, games and performances from across the channel.
Play some boules or petanque, chop up watermelon using a guillotine and enjoy plenty of bread, cheese and wine at the many tasting sessions. The party will round off with the open-air Bal Populaire (6-10pm), so your evening will be filled with dancing and Gallic merriment.
At long last, the EPO have made a decision on the renewal fee structure for the Unitary Patent (UP). On 24 June 2015, the EPO’s Select Committee decided to adopt the ‘True Top 4′ proposal. Under the True Top 4 proposal the UP renewal fees will correspond to the total sum of the renewal fees currently paid for the four most frequently validated countries (Germany, France, UK and the Netherlands).
The treaty setting up the UP is yet to be ratified, and significant features of the system still need to be settled.
More information: www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2015/20150624.html
From 18 June 2015 to 23 August 2015, The Parade will take place in The Netherlands. The Parade is a 67-day, travelling theatre festival that hits Holland’s four main cities in succession: Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam. At each stop, The Parade brings a splash of wild culture transforming their parks into passages lined with colorful carnival tents, entertaining acts, eateries and a carousel.
This festival is a fun, cultural and diverse experience where many of the startling performances are produced especially for the Parade. Based on the ancient principles of funfairs and the carnival, the Parade encourages artists to express themselves in special short performances and interact with the audience directly. The shows are performed several times every night so that visitors don’t have to miss a thing.
From May 2 – 6 the annual INTA conference will take place in San Diego. Like previous years, AIPEX, the European alliance of leading European IP firms, will be present! Will you be there too?
We hope to meet you during INTA. If we haven't made an appointment yet, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to see you in San Diego!
Picture: https://flic.kr/p/58eFq8 by Rennett Stowe (CC BY 2.0).
From 12 to 15 March 2015 the Leipzig Bookfair will take place, in Leipzig (Germany). The Leipzig Bookfair is Europe’s biggest festival of literature and features more than 2,600 events held at 350 difference venues.
An ideal communication platform, the Leipzig Book Fair provides extensive information about new publications as well as current and future trends in the German speaking and European markets.
More information about the fair can be found at: www.leipziger-buchmesse.com.
Picture: https://flic.kr/p/8HAya5 by brandbook.de (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Please contact us if you are looking for:
- One gateway to Europe with full IP service in the major European economies
- Strong local presence, with close proximity to the EPO in The Hague and Munich
- Associated partners with experience in prosecution and litigation in all technical areas
- European and national packages that are financially attractive and offer fast IP protection
- Highly responsive, modern structure and a high standard of service
AIPEX Visiting address
World Trade Center Rotterdam
3011 AA Rotterdam
AIPEX Postal address
3001 DE Rotterdam
T +31 (0) 85 74 70 079