IP Consultation – IE spreekuur

19 Apr 2019, 13:00 - 16:00

Free IP consultations by RVO

Netherlands Patent Office (Octrooicentrum Nederland, the governmental office where patents are to be filed) is available on Fridays in High Tech Plaza - Support (HTC27) for support with your intellectual property (IP).

This could concern:

  • Finding out which of your innovations could be protected with patents, trademarks, copyright or any other way
  • Helping to find patents or trademarks filed by others
  • IP Strategy, how to formulate an IP strategy that fits to your business and budget

The consultations are carried out by Hans Helsloot and Freek Smit.

They are independent, confidential and free of charge. Language is English or Dutch.

Interested? Send an e-mail to

Dates: 5 April, 19 April, 3 May, 17 May, 31 May, 14 June, 28 June
13:00 to 16:00 hours 

Hans Helsloot has been IP advisor for startups and SME’s in Eindhoven since 2008. He works for The Netherlands Patent Office (=Octrooicentrum Nederland, part of and collaborates with BOM, KvK, HightechXL, TU/e and many others. He helps startups and SME’s to find their way in the difficult world of IP, by 1-on-1 consultations, workshops and patent database research.

Before working at the Patent Office, Hans has worked as a design engineer for smaller and larger companies and started his own company. Therefore he knows how difficult IP can be for small companies and that your IP strategy should fit your budget and business strategy.

Freek Smit is a very experienced former patent attorney and worked a.o. at the Philips IP&S office and an number of startups.

IP Consultation – IE spreekuur
  • Date: 19 Apr 2019
  • Start time: 13:00
  • End time: 16:00
  • Venue: HTC 27, Room 3

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