London, 11 April 2022 - Novagraaf has been recommended for its trademark expertise in the Benelux, France and Switzerland in the 2022 edition of WTR 1000. Several Novagraaf specialists have also been recognised for their individual expertise.
“Novagraaf has been acknowledged as a formidable presence on the European trademark scene for well over a century now. However, the firm never rests on its laurels and continues to develop and streamline its offering...” WTR 1000
World Trademark Review has released the results of the 2022 rankings for its ‘World’s Leading Trademark Professionals survey’ (WTR 1000), in which Novagraaf appears as a recommended firm. The magazine undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. This included factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and complexity of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback.
Novagraaf was specifically recommended in the Benelux Agencies category, the France Agencies category and the Switzerland Prosecution and Strategy Firms category in this year’s rankings. From the Amsterdam office, Bart Schweitzer, Helma van de Langenberg, Monique Granneman and Gerard van Hulst were singled out for their expertise. From France, Aurélie Guetin and Olivier Boland were highlighted for their experience. From Belgium, Ingrid Mennens received individual praise, while Vanessa Harrow was recommended in the UK.
Commenting on the firm’s recommendation, Novagraaf Netherlands’s Managing Director, Max Hübner said:
“We are very proud to be recognised as one of the leading agencies in the Benelux by WTR 1000. Our strong and long-lasting relations with clients enable us to continue to deliver innovative IP solutions. Through our longstanding heritage in the fields of IP legal and consulting, and global administrative services, the Novagraaf team is able to provide clients with the insight into their IP portfolios that they need to be able to make informed and strategic decisions. I am pleased that WTR 1000 has acknowledged this.”
Novagraaf UK’s Managing Director Trademarks, Vanessa Harrow added:
“I’m honoured to be highlighted as one of the UK’s leaders in the area of prosecution and strategy. The goal of the UK team, as with all Novagraaf experts, is to maximise the potential of our clients’ IP assets and to deliver the portfolio insights they need to achieve their commercial objectives. IP strategy and portfolio management is becoming increasingly important for businesses, in particular with the changes and challenges introduced by COVID-19 and the UK’s departure from the EU. At Novagraaf, we work as trusted partners with our clients to ensure their IP strategy and portfolio management is able to adapt and meet the ever-changing challenges faced by businesses.”
Novagraaf, a Questel company, is one of the world’s largest trademark filers, managing more than one million intellectual property (IP) assets on behalf of customers, and representing many of the world’s major patent and trademark owners. Founded in 1888, the company is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with offices throughout Europe, including London, Brussels, Paris and Geneva, as well as in the US, China and Japan.
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