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
The museum houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
Special event 11 March - 6 July 2014
A few days before the opening of a van Gogh exhibition in Paris in 1947, gallery owner Pierre Loeb suggested that Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) write about the painter. Challenging the thesis of alienation, Artaud was determined to show how van Gogh’s exceptional lucidity made lesser minds uncomfortable. Wishing to prevent him from uttering certain "intolerable truths", those who were disturbed by his painting drove him to suicide. Based on the categories and the unusual designations put forward by Artaud inVan Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society, the exhibition will comprise some forty paintings, a selection of van Gogh's drawings and letters, together with graphic works by the poet-illustrator.
After 10 years of renovating, restoring and remodelling, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam reopened its doors on Saturday April 13th this year. Around 20,000 visitors were present to see the 80 rooms and 8,000 artworks, including masterpieces by the Dutch masters: ‘The Night Watch’ (Rembrandt van Rijn) and ‘The Milkmaid’ (Johannes Vermeer).
German car maker Volkswagen took legal action based on trademark law and its CTM „Volkswagen“ (registered inter alia for tires and car repair services) against Germany’s biggest tabloid „BILD-Zeitung“ and car services provider „A.T.U. Auto Teile Unger“ - both jointly promoting low-cost car services labelled „VOLKS-INSPETION“ and „VOLKS-REIFEN“ for BILD readers, introducing A.T.U. as „VOLKS-WERKSTATT“.
Whereas the Higher Regional Court rejected Volkswagen’s claim for injunctive relief, the Federal Court saw a likelihood of association between the signs „VOLKS-INSPEKTIONEN“, „VOLKS-REIFEN“ and „VOLKS-WERKSTATT“ on the one hand and „VOLKSWAGEN“ on the other. In particular, the Federal Court pointed out that – keeping in mind the marks outstanding scope of protection due to the reputation of the trademark “VOLKSWAGEN” - even a singular use of the signs at hand constitutes a risk that the relevant trade circles will in fact see an economical connection between Volkswagen and the promotion at hand.
Therefore, although the trade circles concerned will recognize the differences between the signs, a risk remains that customers might in fact turn to A.T.U. seeking Volkswagen’s services assuming an economical or organizational connection. Thus, a likelihood of confusion in the sense of Article 9 Section 2 lit. b) CTMR is given.
Jan Blokland, sponsored by AIPEX, qualified as an age grouper (M 50-54) at the European Championships Ironman Frankfurt (DE) in July this year. In Frankfurt Jan Blokland was on the podium in his age group. At the GoPro Ironman World Championships Jan Blokland performed very well. After the ocean swim he left the water in division rank 31 but after the bike session Jan Blokland came first of the bike in transition area. The cycling shoes were changed for running gear and during the marathon an athlete from Germany and an athlete from Canada unfortunately overtook Jan Blokland. However, AIPEX is very proud on the superb sports performance (third place in age group M 50-54) of the first AIPEX athlete Jan Blokland. On YouTube there is a road movie about his Ironman race.
You can watch the movie here.
Business magazine Forbes has declared Eindhoven as the most innovative city in the world, based on research into patent intensity in over 250 cities worldwide. With 22.6 patents per 10,000 residents, Eindhoven stands head and shoulders above all other cities. Eindhoven proved its status as most innovative city during the twelfth edition of the Dutch Design Week, which took place from 19-27 October 2013. Over 250,000 visitors attended the activities in Eindhoven to see the work of over 2,000 designers.
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