Services

IP registration

If you would like to launch an exclusive brand on the market and decided to invest in marketing activities, registering your trademark and domain name (for your website) is essential. If you are convinced that your product or visual has a unique shape, IP HILLS can help you register a design. Moreover, IP HILLS can assist you in filing a patent application for any innovative technology.

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IP terrain modeling

Filing an IP right application does not necessarily translate into success. The official examiner may consider your trademark description or patent request invalid. A third party may oppose your trademark, design or patent. As IP HILLS strives for quality and wants to increase your success rate, modeling a market, a sector or a product group will help you avoid useless IP investments. Thorough IP searches on availability or patentability, as well as freedom-to-operate studies can further help you gain pre-filing insights.

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IP litigation

IP has been the object of discussion between parties through the ages. IP disputes not only require legal expertise but also technical analysis. IP HILLS can assist your company (or company lawyer or attorney) in filing oppositions or invalidating patents of competitors, and in preparing counterfeiting actions, seizures or court cases, whether as claimant or defendant.

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IP strategy

A lot of companies have an excellent business strategy, but few of them have an excellent IP strategy. A good IP strategy enables a company to turn an IP portfolio into a valuable asset in the long run, in a cost-efficient way and with a return-on-investment objective.

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IP due diligence

If you would like a third-party analysis of your own IP portfolio or if you are considering to invest in a company and some of the value is related to its IP portfolio, we can assist you in performing an IP due diligence.

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IP valorization

Valorizing intangible assets requires IP experience and financial insights. IP HILLS has created tools to valorize patents and to estimate their value in an objective way.

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IP licensing

There are different ways to allow third parties to use your IP. Most IP licenses are granted for a limited use, duration and territory. IP HILLS works with independent legal experts in reviewing or drafting such provisions, and has gained insights in what a fair royalty level or license fee may be for a specific solution or sector.

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IP contracts

Whether in R&D, cooperation, outsourcing, purchase, sale or license contracts, IP always matters. Make sure that you have inserted enforceable and valid provisions that reflect the will of both parties, and that align with operations. IP HILLS works with independent legal experts in reviewing or drafting such provisions.

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IP tax

Governments stimulate innovation through subsidies and other benefits. IP HILLS monitors these governmental initiatives and has gained experience in company-level tax deduction benefits. Depending on the context, IP HILLS collaborates with independent tax experts.

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IP process audit

IP can be the result of the work of one person, but within a company it is often the result of the efforts of several people. In the latter case, a process helps to extract IP in a structured way from the product development cycle. If you have a process but it remains unused, IP HILLS can conduct an audit and revitalize the IP within your company through IP training and IP awareness creation.

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Open source analysis

The internet has become a work instrument for many R&D departments. The availability of downloadable software on the net results in time-saving development cycles, but also in unidentified legal and IP risks. IP HILLS can help you deal with this challenge in a process-oriented way tailored to the specific needs of your company.

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IP monitoring

Being market-oriented as a company not only means identifying customer needs. It is also about following trends, macro-economic environments and competitors. IP HILLS can monitor a specific trademark, competitor, IP issue or even a specific (niche) sector on your request.

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