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Benelux Office for Intellectual Property

The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP)External link is the official body responsible for registering trademarks and designs in the Benelux. BOIP also allows you to formally record ideas, concepts, designs, prototypes in an i-DEPOT.

BOIP's areas of operation include:
  • TrademarksExternal link: Registering your brand as a trademark.
  • i-DEPOTExternal link: This allows you to prove that your idea already existed as of a certain date.
  • DesignsExternal link: Registering your design with BOIP grants you the exclusive rights to your design in the Benelux for five years. This period can be extended four times to a maximum of twenty-five years.

For general information, registry details, applications or i-DEPOTs, please contact BOIP's Information Centre. You can reach BOIP on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CET) on +31 (0)70 349 1242. Alternatively, tweet BOIP at @BOIPnewsExternal link or visit its FacebookExternal link page.

Cost Calculator for the protection of Intellectual Property

The Netherlands Patent Office and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property have developed a tool to help you calculate the cost of registering your patent, design or trademark in the Netherlands and other countries, the Cost Calculator for the protection of Intellectual Property. Click this link to start the IP Cost CalculatorExternal link.