Novagraaf’s trademark practice recognised in this year's IP STARS and Legal 500

London, 7 October 2022 - Novagraaf has been recommended for its trademark expertise in the latest editions of IP STARS (2022) and the Legal 500 (2023). Novagraaf was ranked as a ‘Top Tier Firm’ for trademark prosecution in the Benelux (Tier 1) and France (Tier 2), next to having Belgium and the Netherlands (both Tier 2) ranked individually in IP STARS, while Novagraaf's UK offices were recommended in the Legal 500.


IP Stars LogoManaging IP magazine recently released its latest IP STARS rankings, featuring the leading firms for trademark filing/prosecution and contentious work in more than 50 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on expertise, workload, market reputation/track record, outcomes achieved for clients and unique strengths in a given practice area.

In this year’s results, Novagraaf was once again recognised as a ‘Top Tier Firm’ for trademark prosecution in the Benelux (Tier 1) and France (Tier 2), next to individual rankings for Belgium and the Netherlands (both Tier 2). Ingrid Mennens and Eric Enderlin were also acknowledged as 'Trademark star' and 'Patent Star' respectively.

Commenting on the firm’s recommendation, Novagraaf Belgium's Managing Director, Ingrid Mennens said: "I’m delighted that the Belgium team is recommended again this year for its services in Trademark Prosecution, and that we are recognised as a Tier 1 patent and trademark attorney firm.

We are strong believers that a well-thought-out IP strategy contributes to the development of economy and the growth of a company. Our attorneys and paralegals partner up with their clients and provide tailored legal advice to realize their commercial projects in a future-proof way."

Director of the Chemistry and Life Sciences Department, Eric Enderlin said: "We are delighted to have been recognised once again by IP stars. Our specialist chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech patent team works hard to support its many clients, providing all the necessary IP expertise, supported by administrative and technological services optimised to best meet their business needs."

The Legal 500

For the eleventh year running, Novagraaf's UK offices have been recommended in the PATMA Trademark Attorney (Technology, Media and Telecoms) section of The Legal 500.

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The Legal 500 is collated independently by legal publisher Legalese. Its team speaks to thousands of commercial clients every year, and its rankings and recommendations are based on the outcome of those discussions and on merit alone.

In this year’s guide, Vanessa HarrowLaura Morrish and Luke Portnow were given special mention for their expertise. In the client testimonials, Vanessa was recommended for her “pragmatic, commercial and easy to understand advice and timely and valuable assistance". While Luke was praised as "a great new addition to the team".

Commenting on the firm’s recommendation, Vanessa Harrow said: “I am, once again, delighted that Novagraaf and the UK trademark team has been recommended in this year’s edition of The Legal 500. By providing tailored legal expertise, efficiency-gaining administrative services and proactive commercial insights across the full lifecycle of clients’ IP rights, the Novagraaf team is able to provide clients with the insight into their IP portfolios that they need to be able to make informed and strategic decisions. I am pleased that this has been recognised again in this edition of The Legal 500.”

About Novagraaf

For more than 130 years, Novagraaf, part of the Questel group, has been helping iconic brands and innovative organisations around the world drive competitive advantage. One of Europe’s leading IP consulting firms, Novagraaf specialises in the protection and global management of IP rights, including trademarks, patents, designs, domain names and copyright. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Novagraaf has 18 offices worldwide. The firm is unique in its ability to provide clients with tailored legal expertise, efficiency-gaining administrative services, and proactive commercial insights.

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