Legal notice and cookies policy

We thank you for reading this Legal Notice ("legal notice") before using our website. By using our website, you agree to be bound by the legal notice.

Effective 28 October 2018

1. Editor

Welcome to (‘website’). The website is operated by the NOVAGRAAF GROUP (‘NOVAGRAAF’). NOVAGRAAF is an international IP consulting firm with a network of affiliates in Belgium, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The website is hosted by TransIP in The Netherlands.

The following companies make up NOVAGRAAF :

NOVAGRAAF provides consulting, assistance and representation services for obtaining, maintaining, operating and defending intellectual property rights and related rights, particularly in the field of patents, trademarks, designs, software, domain names and copyrights. These services include legal consultation and drafting of private documents.

2. Intellectual Property

The content of the website, the general structure, the texts, the images, animated or not, and the sounds of which the site is composed are the exclusive property of NOVAGRAAF. Any distinctive sign or copyrighted materials belonging to a third party are credited as such on the website. Any total or partial representation of this website and its contents, by any process whatsoever, without the express prior authorisation of NOVAGRAAF is prohibited and constitutes an infringement punishable by law.

3. Reproducing the website content

The right of use granted to the (internet) user is personal and private: that is to say that any reproduction of the content of the site, whether for collective or professional use, even internally within a company, is prohibited. The same applies to any communication of the website content by electronic means, including dissemination via intranet or company extranet.

The right to use this website  includes only the authorisation to consult the site and its contents.

This right includes only the permission to reproduce content for display on a single screen and as a single copy, for backup and print. Any other use is subject to the express prior authorisation of NOVAGRAAF. Any or all persons responsible for violating these provisions will be subjected to the criminal and civil penalties provided for by Dutch law.

4. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

While NOVAGRAAF endeavours to keep the information on this website up to date and correct, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at the user's own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Furthermore, NOVAGRAAF does not warrant that the website and/or the servers hosting the website will operate without interruptions, malfunctions, errors or viruses and other harmful components, or that these problems can and will be resolved.

By simply visiting or using the website, the user or visitor expressly agrees to NOVAGRAAF's limitations of liability. It further expressly agrees to abandon any complaint against NOVAGRAAF, which may result from its use and consultation of this website.

5. Links to third-party websites

The website includes links to other websites which are not under the control of NOVAGRAAF. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

6. Applicable law

These legal notices are governed by the national law of NOVAGRAAF NETHERLANDS B.V.. In the event of a dispute and in the absence of an amicable agreement, the dispute will be brought before the national courts of NOVAGRAAF NETHERLANDS B.V., in accordance with the rules of jurisdiction in force.

7. Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

8. Privacy

NOVAGRAAF respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. Our Privacy Policy informs you of our privacy practices, as well as the choices you can make about how your details are collected online and how they are used. You can consult it by clicking here.

9. Contacting us

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact NOVAGRAAF. You can use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

For more information, please contact us