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About Us

Vriesendorp & Gaade is your expert for complete and personal services with respect to legally protecting your inventions, designs, trademarks and other intellectual legacy, worldwide and since 1833.

Since 1833

Octrooibureau Vriesendorp & Gaade B.V., founded in 1833, is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, still active patent firm in the world. For more than 180 years (see our history), we help people and enterprises in protecting their proprietary technologies, their valuable brands and designs, and their good name against misuse, unauthorised use or copying. 


Vriesendorp & Gaade offers complete services in the field of Intellectual Property. We have specialists in every field of technology and for each form of Intellectual Property. Our firm has its own draughtsmen to optimally record your inventions, trademarks and designs. The group of specialists is supported by a group of very experienced, administrative professionals and paralegals.


Our firm is medium-sized and is therefore able to build a close relationship with its clients. This is reflected in our personal approach and a high level of involvement with the issues of our Clients. Our Clientele consists of private inventors, small and medium-sized companies and large multinationals. Our Clientele covers many sectors of industry. The diversity keeps our specialists on edge, creative and enthousiastic with every case that crosses their path.

We combine specific expertise with practical and effective support to provide you with objective legal advice and high-quality service. We strive to obtain cost-effective solutions and gladly assist you in managing your Intellectual Property portfolio.


Our firm has access to an excellent worlwide network of agents that allows us to ensure, defend and/or enforce your Intellectual Property Rights on an international level as well.

We can help you to stay in control of your Intellectual Property in The Netherlands, Europe and worldwide. We gladly offer you the opportunity of an introductionary meeting at your office or one of our locations. Our team is at your disposal.