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PATENT / Technology

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MODEL / Design

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”

– Victor Hugo, writer

Our world is full of wonderful inventions, created in the minds of thousands, but brought to life by only a few. Development and innovation are a part of our existence. Technological progress has made huge leaps in the last few decades.

With more than 80 years of experience dedicated to defending industrial and intellectual property rights, we have been contributing to this evolution. Our experienced and specialized technical team is committed to defending today’s technological developments and creations that source innovation. We also experience the growing importance of brand identity protection in the form of trademarks.

Recognized as leaders in Intellectual Property in Belgium, we are proud to be the foundation for you to choose the best protection strategy and avoid potential risks. We support your ideas and think along with them.

Count on our professional support during the protection process from A to Z.

Our services



Our patent attorneys assist you from the preparation and filing of applications to the final granting of the patents. During the patent prosecution, we are the link between the innovative entrepreneur and the official authorities.



Trademarks represent one of the biggest assets of a company. With a strong brand, you can distinguish yourself from the competition. We are happy to assist you in the development of a commercial strategy and a solid trademark policy. Our experienced trademark attorneys guide you through the protection, registration and defense of your trademarks both nationally and abroad.



Design registration allows you to safguard the appearance or the visual presentation of yourr design, article, product or concept. Our design attorneys act in all stages of design protection, being the link between the designer and the official authorities. You can also come to us to take action in the event of any infringements.

The financial aspect

Besides going through the application procedure of your intellectual property rights, it is also interesting to know what the total cost will look like. Companies that invest in intellectual property may be eligible for a number of support measures provided by the Belgian government. The use of these subsidies can potentially reduce costs, giving you more freedom in your choices during an application. The fees we quote here are indicative only. Would you like a more specific estimate? Please, contact us.

Innovations in the spotlights

Innovative and disruptive creations deserve an audience. We offer the opportunity to introduce our customers' innovations to the world. We are therefore launching a new platform: Innovations in the spotlight. Through this platform, we put our customers' innovative and disruptive creations in the spotlight, in words and images.


What our clients say about us

Start Living

"Bureau M.F.J. Bockstael is er niet alleen voor de 'grote' ondernemingen. Wij hebben ervaren dat wij voor de Beneluxbescherming van ons kleine merk, een uitstekende begeleiding kregen en krijgen."

Elisabeth De Kaey & Daniel Defrenne

Managing partners

Reynaers Aluminium NV

"Wij waarderen de snelle, persoonlijke en professionele behandeling van onze dossiers. Indien nodig en dringend, wordt ook de juiste prioriteit aan een dossier of indiening gegeven. Door jarenlange samenwerking, begrijpen zij snel waarover de dossiers gaan."

Danny Geysels

Research manager

D'Hollandia NV

“Bureau M.F.J. Bockstael is voor ons op lange termijn de juiste partner. Wij krijgen steeds snel en professioneel advies en het indienen van octrooiaanvragen wordt vlot afgehandeld. Zij herinneren ons systematisch aan periodieke verplichtingen of strategische beslissingen. Dat neemt alvast extra last inzake opvolging van onze schouders.”

Pol Derie

Commercial Director

Casa International NV

"De contactpersonen zijn zeer vakkundig, hebben een praktische aanpak en zijn bovendien aangenaam in de omgang. Wij voelen ons door Bockstael daadwerkelijk beschermd!"

Arie Vonk

Marketing Manager

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