Services

Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.

Sectors

Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Jan Vleck #


Partner - London Office

Jan Vleck has an engineering education and advises clients across a wide range of engineering applications.

Jan’s clients include companies in the fields of: medical equipment; aircraft and aerospace technology, pressure, temperature and speed sensors for use in hostile environments; oil and gas exploration,  production and distribution; military or defence equipment; wave and tide energy; and consumer products.

Jan has extensive experience of prosecuting and managing portfolios including patents, designs and/or trade marks across multiple jurisdictions (including some less common ones).

Jan joined Reddie & Grose in 1992 having previously been an examiner at the European Patent Office in the field of medical equipment.

A significant proportion of Jan’s work is original drafting and/or prosecution of patent applications for direct clients in the UK, France and United States.  He also has extensive experience of contentious matters and disputes.  He files EPO oppositions and has advised the defendants and their solicitors in a number of English court cases involving oil and gas technology.  He also has extensive experience of trade mark disputes across multiple jurisdictions. He regularly advises on the strategy for handling multi-jurisdictions disputes.

Jan’s expertise is recognised by his professional colleagues and Patent Offices as evidenced by their invitations to sit on consultative committees at the UK Intellectual Property Office, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – a worldwide association of legal professionals working in Intellectual Property).

Jan is fluent in English, French and Portuguese and also speaks Spanish, Dutch and German.  This is a reflection of an International upbringing and family background.

Trade marks

Jan’s trade mark practice includes clients of all sizes. Jan has significant experience in prosecuting applications both in Europe and around the world. He regularly handles the planning for and resolution of trade mark conflicts and has considerable experience of settlement, consent and co-existence agreements on an international scale.

Contact

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Qualifications

  • Patent Attorney Litigator (2011)
  • Registered Design Attorney (1998)
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (1998)
  • European Patent Attorney (1996)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (1996)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Law School
  • MA in Engineering Science, Economics and Management, Oxford University (1989)

Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Research Expert Advisory Group of the UK Intellectual Property Office
  • CIPA’s Trade Mark Committee
  • CIPA’s Design & Copyright Committee
  • Council of UK Group of AIPPI
  • Trade Mark Committee of AIPPI
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