We provide all services with regard to trademarks and designs in the Benelux, European Union and through the WIPO system, such as availability searches, filing and watching trademarks and designs. We also provide legal services regarding intellectual property (IP), for example giving legal advice, preparing legal documents, preparing cease-and-desist letters and filing oppositions and appeals. Moreover, we have good contacts and short lines with law firms specialising in IP.

Our official working languages are Dutch and English, however we can also communicate in German and French.

ISO 9001:2015 certification

Merk-Echt B.V. was the first, and still one of the few, agencies with an ISO 9001:2015 certification, which has been assessed by LRQA, Lloyd’s Register. This certification is issued for the management system of searches, applications, watches and renewals of trademarks, domain name registrations, portfolio services and providing legal services. The management system is reviewed once a year by LRQA. Our ISO certification assures our clients and partners that our services are of the best quality.


According to World Trademark Review (2013) in third position within the trademark agencies in The Netherlands. Merk-Echt is among the Top 100 Key Users of the EUIPO system, and therefore part of their Key User Programme.


Merk-Echt is a member of the BMM (Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law) and the INTA (International Trademark Association).

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