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Novagraaf has a clear opinion in addition to extensive knowledge and experience. We publish regularly in various professional journals, are asked to give our opinion on current IP issues and of course, we send press releases.

Below is a summary of the main news regarding Novagraaf.

Mitsui and Novagraaf establish Strategic Alliance

27-10-2017

Mitsui & Co Ltd. (‘’Mitsui’’) and European intellectual property (IP) group Novagraaf BV have established a partnership to offer greater choice to Japanese customers. The agreement, which includes an investment by Mitsui in Novagraaf, will support Novagraaf’s strategy to transform the way IP owners in Japan protect and create value from their IP assets.

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Novagraaf UK recommended in The Legal 500 2017

17-10-2017

The UK trademark practice of Intellectual Property (IP) consultancy Novagraaf has been recommended for its expertise in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500. Trademark Attorneys Nora Fowler and Michael Freeman were recognised in this year’s publication.

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Novagraaf UK teams-up with Peterborough STEM Festival

29-09-2017

Leading Intellectual Property (IP) consultancy Novagraaf UK has teamed-up with the popular Peterborough Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival in supporting the ever-advancing future of STEM.

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FMCG brands being burnt by vaping sector’s lack of trademark expertise

20-07-2017

Wrigley’s action against Chi-Town Vapers is latest example of trademark infringement by the vaping and e-cigarette sector. The industry’s rapid rise has caught many brand owners unaware, and is challenging traditional approaches to trademark watching and enforcement; in particular, in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

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Novagraaf UK joins IP leaders to share #trademark expertise

03-05-2017

IP practitioners meet in London today to address challenges in the brand protection landscape at MarkMonitor’s annual Spring Symposium.

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Wubbo de Boer

21-04-2017

It is with great sadness that we announce that Wubbo de Boer, until recently Chairman of Novagraaf’s Supervisory Board, has passed away. A well-respected figure in the IP industry, Wubbo was President of EUIPO from 2000 to 2010, and member of Novagraaf's Supervisory Board from 2011 until the beginning of this year.

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Paragon Partners invests in future growth of IP provider Novagraaf

31-01-2017

Novagraaf announced today its collaboration with Paragon Partners, a Munich-based private equity company that is investing into Novagraaf by taking a majority stake from current investor Gilde Buy Out Partners. This investment represents a major endorsement of Novagraaf’s plans to grow its business by investing further into its people, services and technologies, while meeting the changing..

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Novagraaf London is moving office

07-01-2016

As of 11 January 2016, Novagraaf’s London team will be be based at new offices in Aldgate, central London. Our telephone and fax numbers will not change.

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Novagraaf UK recommended in The Legal 500 2015

21-09-2015

The UK patent and trademark practices of Intellectual Property (IP) consultancy Novagraaf have been recommended for their expertise in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500. Practice Heads Tom Farrand and Eric Siecker were both recognised by this year’s publication, alongside Patent Attorneys Dr Oliver Harris and Dr Peter Wilson, and Trademark Attorney Michael Freeman.

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Leading IP expert Eric Siecker joins Novagraaf as UK head of patents

12-05-2015

The Novagraaf Group announced today that leading intellectual property (IP) professional Eric Siecker had joined its UK operations as Managing Director, Patents. Formerly, Corporate Counsel at the Caterpillar Inc group of companies, Siecker brings considerable experience in all aspects of IP law and practice to the Novagraaf team, with a particular focus on patents, know-how, confidential..

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For more (media) information, questions or interview requests, please get in touch with Marloes Smit at m.smit@novagraaf.com or on +31 (0) 20 564 13 41.