Protection & active management

Protecting and actively managing intellectual assets, within a well-defined strategic framework, enables brands and inventions to be legally secured. Every stage counts, each procedure is important, and nothing should be left to chance or undefined. This is the best advice that can be given in intellectual property management – GEVERS’ profession since 1898.

Brand management

Consumers experience the brand on a number of touch points which are – among others – the product itself, the advisor, the communication activities. A positive brand perception among all those touch points drives demand in the favor of the brand and allows higher sales volumes at better prices. Both are critical factors for generating additional economic value.

Filings & proceedings

The best protection strategy and administrative steps required to file a right are critical. Any questions from the authorities need answering. Any mistake at this stage may upset the whole procedure. GEVERS takes care of this delicate and determinant phase, anywhere in the world.

Renewal & annual fees

An intellectual property right is not eternal. The annual renewal fees must be paid in all countries where the patent is effective. Miss these due dates, and the right disappears. Very often, this can be a disaster. This is also a good time to ask strategic questions: is the patent still necessary? Are there alternative protections worth considering? GEVERS’ experienced teams ask these questions and guarantee peace of mind. The falling due of taxes is also a good time to ask yourself more strategic questions: is the patent still necessary? Can alternative forms of protection be foreseen? Is the company ready to face the end of the innovation's protection? These are all questions that GEVERS asks you. Well in advance and in the fullest security, thanks to its experienced teams and tested IT systems.

Portfolio management & right transfer

Is an intellectual property right living? Yes, although change of address or proprietor name, or the cession or licence to a third party are some of the events that can affect the brand’s existence. The authorities must be notified of any changes in order for the right to be fully exercisable. GEVERS eliminates these often-annoying administrative steps.

Intellect Protect

A new insurance product for your intellectual property presented in cooperation with Vanbreda Risk & Benefits. Thanks to our knowledge of intellectual property and the expertise of Vanbreda Risk & Benefits in the field of insurance, we can present an attractive insurance product “Intellect Protect”. “ Intellect Protect”, offers affordable enforcement of your intellectual property rights helping protect you better against high and unexpected costs which can occur when third parties attack your IP rights.

A new GEVERS trade secret protection and management offer

With a new trade secret protection and management offer, we complete our 360° IP offering by providing a comprehensive and legally compliant trade secret management and protection system, a must for the IP strategies of most of our clients.