Amsterdam, 21 February 2023 – Novagraaf has been recommended for its trademark expertise in the Benelux, France and Switzerland in the 2023 edition of WTR 1000. Several Novagraaf specialists have also been recognised for their individual expertise.
“A staple on the European market, Novagraaf provides impenetrable brand protection from its 18 offices across six countries. It has been a favourite among household names for more than 130 years...” WTR 1000
World Trademark Review has released the results of the 2023 rankings for its ‘World’s Leading Trademark Professionals survey’ (WTR 1000), in which Novagraaf appears as a recommended firm. The magazine undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. This included factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and complexity of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback.
Novagraaf was specifically recommended in the Benelux Agencies category, the France Agencies category and the Switzerland Prosecution and Strategy Firms category in this year’s rankings. From the Amsterdam office, Helma van de Langenberg, Bart Schweitzer and Monique Granneman were singled out for their expertise. From France, Aurélie Guetin and Olivier Boland were highlighted for their experience. From Belgium, Ingrid Mennens received individual praise, while Vanessa Harrow was recommended in the UK.
Commenting on the firm’s recommendation, Novagraaf Netherlands’ Managing Director, Helma van de Langenberg said:
“We are honoured to be recognised as one of the leading agencies in the Benelux by WTR 1000. Being part of the Questel group, Novagraaf’s unique blend of strategic consulting and IP legal advice in combination with tech-enabled solutions make an enormous difference to our local and international client base. In the face of economic pressure and market competition, they need access to our pragmatic IP advice, integrated services and tech-driven solutions now more than ever. I am very proud of our team and pleased that WTR 1000 acknowledges our unique position in the market.”
Novagraaf Switzerland’s Managing Director, Trademarks, Ariane Deruy added:
“We are delighted and honoured to be listed as a leading agent in Switzerland by WTR 1000. Our dedicated, passionate, and experienced team aims to provide our customers with innovative solutions and advice tailored to their needs. Thanks in part to powerful SaaS solutions, the efficient structure of our business is increasingly automated, and technology driven.”
Novagraaf, a Questel company, is one of the world’s largest trademark filers, managing more than one million intellectual property (IP) assets on behalf of customers, and representing many of the world’s major patent and trademark owners. Founded in 1888, the company is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with offices throughout Europe, including London, Brussels, Paris and Geneva, as well as in the US, China and Japan.
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