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

Data breach Youth care

This spring, RTL News reports that personal data of thousands of children had fallen into the hands of third parties. Youth care Utrecht had changed its name. For that reason, the old internet domain registration was not renewed. If a domain registration is not renewed, it will become available and third parties can register it again. Two whistleblowers had re-registered the domain name and had reactivated the mail address. As a result emails were received from employees still using the old e-mail address. » internet-online-branding

Holiday Ray-Ban sunglasses via Facebook

Ray-ban sunglasses are offered for sale on a closed Facebook group called 'Marketplace without rules' with the following text: "This spring/summer original Ray-ban sunglasses from € 85,-. Nowhere to be found cheaper. More than 280 models in varying colours." A representative of Ray-Ban places a test order and unveils the person behind the Facebook page. When this person refuses to sign an undertaking agreement, parties meet again in court. » trademarks

Red Bullís reputation and well-known trademarks logo Big Horn

Red Bull has a reputation of vigorously enforcing its trademark rights. Actions are taken against every new player in the market for energy drinks, using the word BULL or any other animal depicted in the logo. Sometimes the branding differs so much from the Red Bull trademark that it becomes questionable whether a consumer will confuse them. But as the Red Bull trademark has been such a well-known brand for years, it can often act successfully against “infringers”. » trademarks

Conceptual meaning Kordaat Kornuit - trademarks similar?

It’s no secret that Lidl regularly has private labels that have striking similarity to those of well-known A-brands. Think of Zagerman sausages (vs Stegeman) and Duetti chocolate spread (vs. Duo Penotti). Only rarely do these teasers actually make it to court. However, this spring the judge had to rule on a new trademark for beer. » trademarks

Neymar claims his name

In 2011 and 2012, Neymar was named best football player in South America. Ever since that moment, NEYMAR trademarks were registered all over the world taking advantage of his success. Not only in Brazil, but also in the EU, Turkey and Morocco trademarks were filed for all kinds of products like clothing, food and drinks. Mostly without the consent of the football player. » trademarks


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?
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