Erwin joined NLO in 1985, has a background in Business Administration and contributes 30 years of experience of IP business administration of the Private Practice. He is a member of the Management Team and is responsible for all IP Business Support activities, including the intrinsic support of both the Patent Sections and the Legal Section, Business Development, Customer/agent Relationship Management, Renewals, Search and Watch Services, Validations and Technical Translations and Technical illustrations.
He is the moving spirit behind new IP development activities at NLO and one of the founders of the offices in Ghent. In addition, Erwin is working closely together with the most prominent IP authorities, including the European Patent Office, the NL Patent Office, the Belgium Patent Office and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property.
Erwin is the co-founder and board member of the Platform Formalities Officers, a platform for administrative IP professionals, where he is responsible for education and examination.
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