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Companies operating in a global marketplace are constantly faced with new

opportunities and challenges. Technological developments give rise to ever

greatest assets a company has in its possession. In the knowledge that you invest

considerable resources in research, development, creation and communication,

changing products, and new regulations demand compliance and transparency.

we believe that Intellectual Property rights should be properly protected,

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Combined with the global reach of modern communication technology, this

audited, exploited and managed as part of an overall strategy to leverage

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offers endless opportunities for capitalizing on Intellectual Property.

their full potential as an engine of growth. The Novagraaf group has the skills,

experience and European coverage required to effectively help you to develop

At Novagraaf, we consider Intellectual Property in all its forms to be one of the

such a strategy, to identify opportunities and to take the necessary action.

Novagraaf: European consultancy, management and administrative services for Trademarks, Patents, Industrial designs, Domain names and Copyrights.

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Who we are

Novagraaf is an Intellectual Property consulting group, one of Europe’s leading

The Novagraaf Group

In August 2000, the Markgraaf and Novamark groups – both well-known

service providers in the field. For our clients, we aim to be the preferred advisor

international companies active in the field of Intellectual Property rights –

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Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

for all IP-related legal, registration and organisational matters.

merged under the new name Novagraaf. The Novagraaf group has since then

become one of the top 10 IP firms in Europe, with offices in Belgium, France, the

We are proud of this profile, with our well-balanced range of Intellectual Property

consultancy and management services. However, we do not confine ourselves

to traditional IP services, but can cater for all your IP needs. Besides high-quality

filing and prosecution services, including searching, registration, renewals and

Today, more than 400 dedicated professionals and staff members across Europe

deliver a full range of Intellectual Property services. Our network of partners

watching, we also offer contentious / legal services and IP Management and

Consulting services.

We can manage any Intellectual Property rights portfolio, no matter how large

or complex. The majority of our work is related to Trademarks and Patents, but

and associates assures our clients top-quality representation worldwide. We

are proud to have many of the world’s leading businesses among our clients:

clients who value our global outlook and coverage, and who benefit from our

experience and expertise.

our professionals are also highly experienced in handling Industrial designs,

Domain names and Copyrights.

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T r a d e m a r k s

Trademarks

Our attorneys provide a full range of trademark

services for both domestic and global portfolios,

handling

local

registrations,

community

trade-

marks and international registrations (under the

Madrid protocol). We manage and monitor your

trademark assets, offer expert legal advice and

work together with you on any other IP related

issues, as true strategic partners. You can rely on

our expertise and experience and benefit from our

state-of-the-art IT systems and IP processes.

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Filing and Prosecution services

Contentious / Legal services

Trade Marks and Designs:

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Registration

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Renewal

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Modification

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Cancellations / Revocations

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Watching

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Misuse / Abuse

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Reports (current status)

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Other:

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Formal objections

Licensing Agreements Distribution Contracts Exclusivity Agreements Co-existence Agreements Etc.

Regional approaches:

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Local registrations client’s country only

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Community Trade Marks (‘CTM’) and Community Designs all EU member countries

Representation:

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In court (partner with law firms)

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International Registrations countries under Madrid Protocol (80)

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Other countries local registrations outside countries where Novagraaf is active

Mediation & Arbitration

Customs

 

Enforcement

Copyright

IP Management and Consulting services

Organizational:

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Audit, setup and / or restructuring of a client’s IP department / function

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Outsourcing / Insourcing

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Training / Coaching

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Etc.

Financial:

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Valuation

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Taxation / Transfer Pricing

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Licensing / Royalty Audits

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Financial audits

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Sale, license back

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Etc.

Strategic:

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Capitalizing and / or saving on IP

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International presence & competition

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Strategic audits

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Filing strategies

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Portfolio restructuring

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Etc.

Marketing-related:

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Name creation

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Assistance in marketing teams

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Etc.

Bulk filing

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Domain name services

Software & IT-driven tools

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Easy IP

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Etc.

Filing and Prosecution services

Contentious / Legal services

IP Management and Consulting services

Searching (Prior Art)

Drafting

Translation

Filing

Post Filing Formalities

Search and Examination Reports

Grant Formalities

Payment of annuities / taxes

Obtaining SPC’s

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Validity

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Infringements

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Oppositions

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Other:

Licensing Agreements Distribution Contracts Exclusivity Agreements Co-existence Agreements Etc.

Representation:

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Local Patent Offices, EPO

Mediation & Arbitration

Customs

Enforcement

Organizational:

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Setup / restructuring client’s IP department

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Outsourcing / Insourcing

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Training / Coaching

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Etc.

Financial:

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Valuation

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Taxation / Transfer Pricing

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Licensing / Royalty Audits

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Strategic:

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International presence & competition

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Software & IT-driven tools

P a t e n t s

Patents

Ourinternational teamofpatent professionalsis

highly competent in all relevant technical fields.

We draft and translate patent specifications, file

and prosecute patent applications, and advise

on issues such as validity and infringement of

customer and third-party patents. Novagraaf

patent

attorneys assist

you in developing a

tailor-made patent strategy, which protects and

exploits your valuable inventions to the full.

Patent attorneys at Novagraaf include native

English, French, German and Dutch speaking

professionals who are qualified to act before

the EPO, WIPO and national Patent Offices.

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Client satisfaction

Commitment

We aim to exceed your expectations by working closely together with you to get

We believe that we can only offer you advice and services that are exactly

to the very heart of the matter. Focusing on quality, optimal protection, on-time

delivery and fair pricing, we help you to deploy your Intellectual Property in the

best possible manner to maximize your company’s performance and growth.

c o r p o r a t e

your business.

tailored to your needs by working together in a close, reciprocal relationship.

We combine this with constant research into changes in the marketplace and

into your needs and expectations. This is our commitment to the success of

Competence

For more than 100 years, we have been a solid and stable partner for our clients.

Years of experience and training enable our attorneys to provide you with exactly

the services you require. This, together with our state-of-the-art IT systems,

guarantees you efficient, cost effective and timely delivery. Our international

orientation and European group structure are qualities that enable you to get

the most out of your Intellectual Property on a broader stage.

Creativity

Our work is not limited to providing traditional IP services, we offer a full range

of Filing and Prosecution, Contentious / Legal as well as IP Management and

Consulting services. We are continually on the lookout for innovative new ideas

to serve your needs even better. Our creative solutions and lateral thinking

provide you with the highest level of service and quality.

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Novagraaf Manchester

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novagraaf.co.uk

William A. Shepherd & Son

Spring House, 1st Floor

42-44 Fountain Street

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