Milestones

Explore our history as a business from our founding 130 years ago to the present day.

Our history

2016

Acting on a strategic plan: Novagraaf opens sales offices in China, Japan and the US.

2013

Taking stock of progress: Novagraaf celebrates 125th anniversary at INTA in Dallas, Texas.

2008

Expanding further into Europe: Novagraaf acquires Bredema Management in France. Novagraaf acquires Hillgate Patent Services in the United Kingdom.

2002

Investment in the French market: Novagraaf acquires Cabinet Ballot, a French practice based in Paris.

2000

Merger of Markgraaf with French company Novamark resulted in the creation of Novagraaf. Novagraaf acquires William Blanc in Switzerland.

1997

Markgraaf acquires William A Shepherd in the UK.

1993

Markgraaf acquires J.E. Evans-Jackson & Co. in the UK.

1978

Name change to Markgraaf to underline international ambitions.

1909

Opening of second office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

1888

Founding of Van der Graaf & Co. trademark department in the Netherlands.

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