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you can rely on us!

Intellectual property is DenK iP’s core business. We are expert in the field of patents and all services related thereto. Through close collaboration within the team we are able to highlight your IP and guarantee the best suitable, tailored solution. We go above and beyond, thinking along with and ahead of you. Whether you are an individual inventor, a SME or part of a multinational: you can always count on reliable, open and honest communication aimed at making your life easier.

FOCUSED
ON YOUR FUTURE

We think further than your request and what is easily recognizable so we can provide tailored and honest advice to protect your future.

PASSIONATE
ABOUT YOUR IDEA

Going on a journey with you and diving into your invention leading to patents of superior quality.

WE GO
ABOVE & BEYOND

We get to know you so we can guarentee clear, reliable communication aimed at making your life easier.

COMMUNICATION

Our clear, honest and reliable communication is key to our custom high-quality service.We adapt our communication style according to the individual needs of our client. Understanding and prosecuting iP is no easy task, so we thoroughly inform our clients and we gladly clarify any ambiguities to ensure a good understanding of the different possible procedures and options.

PASSION

We are genuinely interested in our clients and we want to get to know them, because we believe this is a crucial step for supplying quality work. We are available to anyone who needs us and we tailor our services to the individual needs of each client, from individual inventors to SMEs and multinationals. We are eager to learn and we highly value continuous improvement. Anyone can contact us for full iP portfolio management.

Quality

We adapt our services to match the needs of our clients, as we want to provide the optimal iP solution. In order to achieve this we apply a forward-thinking approach to the question at hand. Our goal is to make the client’s job easier, by providing clear and concise reports. We are always expanding our professional network and we engage in structural partnerships with trusted suppliers to continuously guarantee a qualitative and comprehensive range of services.

Team spirit plays a key role

There is a warm and familiar atmosphere with a genuine interest and appreciation for each individual. Job satisfaction is prioritized through a good work-life balance, a healthy and well-managed stress level and a balanced division of labour. Trust forms the basis for friendly and honest communication. Everyone receives optimal support to grow and to achieve their full potential. This way, each of our colleagues provides a valuable contribution to achieving our organizational objectives.

meet our patent experts

Kris Hertoghe

Co-director
European and Belgian patent attorney
​​​​​​​European patent litigator

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“While cheerfully hopping through life, with a touch of creativity, driven by honesty and justice, I like to be challenged by complex tasks.”

Davy Wauters

Co-director
European patent attorney
European patent litigator

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I like people’s enthusiasm when the scope of protection for their ideas turns out to be far more broad than what they initially expected.”

Marc Van Bladel

European patent attorney

 

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I’m a Dutch native speaker, fluent in English and French and have a working knowledge of German, Spanish and Italian.”

Christophe Ego

European patent attorney
European patent litigator

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I am interested in all sciences, and I particularly enjoy inventions bringing together elements from biology, chemistry, and physics.”

Peter Vaes

European patent attorney
 

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“Because I love innovation, and because I believe innovation needs to be protected and cherished in order to grow well.”

Fernando GonzÁlez

European patent attorney
 

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I was born in Valladolid, a city in the northwest of Spain. I am flexible and always open for discussion in an effective way.”

Arvid Cloet

European patent attorney
European patent litigator

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I mainly deal with inventions which relate to chemistry in a broad sense. I carefully analyse your case and consider different facets to the problem at hand.”

Bendix Schneider

European patent attorney
 

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I was born with a curious mind and my decision to study physics hardly was a surprise but the ineluctable consequence of a relentless thirst for knowledge, trying to unravel the mysteries of nature.”

Stein Van Bezouw

Patent trainee
 

Physics

Chemistry

Informatics

Engineering

Life sciences

“I first studied at the University of Leiden, then at the KUL where I earned my Master’s degree in Chemistry. I joined DenK iP in 2020.”

Our support team

Paralegals

A paralegal (or formalities officer) is best known for handling the legal preparatory work and administration that is associated with IP procedures. They are often the first point-of-contact for clients, as they follow up each application from A through Z. Along the way, the paralegal team provides the necessary reminders to both clients and patent attorneys to ensure that deadlines are met in a timely fashion.

ANNELIES VAN DEN BERGH

Certified Paralegal

Geertrui Clarysse

Certified Paralegal

Kitty Matthys

Certified Paralegal

Mathias Van Rossom

Certified Paralegal

Lynn Van der Streeck

 Certified Paralegal

Administrative team

The team of experts and paralegals and our clients can rely on a solid administrative base for renewal follow-up, database management and process optimization.

INGE VAN ESPEN

Responsible annuity department

CHABELLI VAN DEN BERGHE

Administrative assistant

ANKATRIJN KINDEKENS

Continuous improvement and project coach

getting to know you
since 2008

2010

the Ghent office moves from the attic to an office building

2009

DenK iP is born and employs two people.

2008

Kris and Davy both start their self-employed activity on the attic floor of their houses, with nothing more than just a phone and a computer

2012

the Mechelen office moves from the attic to a separate office
the DenK iP team has grown to twenty people

2016

the Ghent office is too small and moves again, to a new and modern office

2019

DenK iP’s 10th anniversary celebration weekend with partners and kids

2022

DenK iP starts rebranding the company with a new logo

DenK iP bv
VAT BE 0809.963.559
RPR Ghent


Ghent Office

Hundelgemsesteenweg 1116
B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium

F. +32 9 362 16 82


Mechelen Office

Leuvensesteenweg 203
B-3190 Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

F. +32 9 362 16 82