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Netherlands Patent Office

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

The Netherlands Patent OfficeExternal link (Octrooicentrum Nederland) is the official Dutch government body that grants Dutch patents, implements national and international patent regulations in the Netherlands, and promotes patents as a source of information and inspiration. The Netherlands Patent Office is a department of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

The Netherlands Patent Office provides support and guidance to business owners (SME's, start-ups), the services sector, scientists, researchers, teachers and students. You can consult with the Netherlands Patent Office free of charge about any patent-related queries or other ways to protect your intellectual property (IP)External link.

Intellectual property is something unique that you physically create. Copyright, patents, designsExternal link and trademarksExternal link are all types of intellectual property protection. It's a right that entitles you to be the only party that can reap the benefits of an intellectual accomplishment. Public information about your IP may be a source of inspiration for others when developing products of their own.

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.

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