Benelux Office for Intellectual Property

BOIP logoGeneral introduction
The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) is the official institution in the Benelux region responsible for the registration of trademarks and designs. The BOIP is part of the Benelux Organisation for Intellectual Property, an international organisation that is monitored by its Management Board. This Board is manned by representatives from all three Benelux countries. On 1 September 2006, the Benelux Trademark Office joined the Benelux Designs Office to become the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP). The reason for this change lies in the introduction of the new Benelux Treaty on Intellectual Property, which replaces the old legislation governing this issue. By delegating some of its powers, the organisation can more rapidly adjust the system of intellectual property, in direct consultation with all stakeholders. Moreover, the new structure will enable a quicker implementation of European and other international rules.

The Organisation is tasked with implementing the new treaty which came into effect on 1 September 2006 and promoting the protection of trademarks and drawings / designs in the Benelux countries. Additionally, the BOIP carries out related legal tasks in areas such as intellectual property, as directed by the Management Board. The Benelux Office is the most visible part of the Benelux Organisation. It has over one hundred multilingual employees who are based in The Hague and work closely with the national offices in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Number of staff
Approximately 100

Who's who?
Edmond Simon - Director

Contact information
Visiting address
Bordewijklaan 15
2591 XR The Hague

Postal address
P.O. Box 90404
2509 LK The Hague

Tel: +31-(0)70-3491111
Fax: +31-(0)70-3475708

Email:  info@boip.int
Website: Benelux Office for Intellectual Property

Languages
Dutch, French, English