Patents and other intellectual property rights

Last checked on:
7 May 2024
Published on:
29 October 2021

Do you have an innovative idea? Once you have developed your idea, you can protect it from being used by others. It then becomes your Intellectual Property (IP). If it concerns a technical product or production process, we call it an invention. You can protect your invention with a patent. The Netherlands Patent Office is the patent granting authority for the Netherlands. It is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. 

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