Abcor: that other trademark agency

Abcor is a full service design and trademark agency specialized in legal advice and the protection of Intellectual Property rights. We are a strategic partner and provide short, clear-cut and practical advice.

We do not only look at the legal side of a case, but also take into account other business aspects such as marketing , social media, the consequences of product launches and of course the costs. We like to think and work out of the box with our client.

A vast majority of our lawyers are Certified European Trademark Attorneys. In the past, they have been working as in-house lawyers in corporate firms, including in advertising, consumer fast moving products and the pharmaceutical industry. Therefore their approach is often business oriented, practical and easy for our clients to understand.

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"Many entrepreneurs are unaware of the value of their IP assets"

Mr. Th W. van Leeuwen LL.M.
President, Trademark agency Abcor

Champagne stops Champaws

Within trademark law we are familiar with the protection of Designations of Origin. These are terms that can only be used by companies if they meet certain strict conditions, for example, the ingredients should come from a certain area and the product is made in a certain way. This also applies to the term CHAMPAGNE. » trademarks

Klinsmann Panini: 2-1

When Jürgen Klinsmann seeks trademark protection of a silhouette image of his bicycle kick in the match against Bayern Munich for print, clothing and beverages, Panini objects. » trademarks

The importance of recognition (acceptance speech President BMM 2021)

I would like to finish by the fact that, due to the increasing attention to IP rights, it is now clear to the business world, that IP protection is an essential factor for driving and stimulating innovation within companies and for the survival of companies. However, it is not clear to everybody that this is a highly specialized profession. There ought to be recognition and awareness that the people who work in this area, are specialists. In addition, we must realize that staff can only flourish if they can and may be 100% themselves. Especially towards the SME, there is a great opportunity, to put our profession clearly on the map. There, it must be realized that a BMM member stands for quality, that the BMM membership is a guarantee to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Know, that I would like to guide that process for the next two years as your new president. » other-general

Abcor listed in 2021 World Trademark Review WTR1000

Every year many rankings of trademark agencies are published. These are important of course for us as an office and for companies seeking representative. The WTR1000 (World Trademark Review 2021) is regarded worldwide as the most important overview of trademark offices and companies in the field of trademark law. We are therefore proud and honored to be included in this year’s list of leading representatives in the Benelux. And with praise from our customers! » other-general

Dish brushes with feminine shapes

The Spanish company Casa Vigar designs all sorts of household products, including dish brushes. This brush was protected with a Community Design Registration (requirements: novelty and individual character). Characteristic features are the long bristles as a hairstyle, the long neck and the distinct feminine shape: a bust and waist. When Edco starts offering a similar brush, Casa Vigar demands a ban. » design-law
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MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE. Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark. Infringement or not?