Arnold & Siedsma achieves growth ambitions and strengthens its market position in Belgium
Patent and trademark firm acquires LC Patents from Hasselt, Belgium
Den Haag/Hasselt, 15 July 2020 – One of the largest Benelux patent and trademark firms, Arnold & Siedsma, acquired another branch. On 1 July, LC Patents from Hasselt, Belgium, joined the firm. The acquisition fits in perfectly with the growth ambitions of Arnold & Siedsma, which wanted to expand in the field of chemistry, in which LC Patents has earned its stripes. The acquisition is a unique opportunity to strengthen the market position in Belgium in the fields of pharmaceuticals, life sciences and biotechnology.
The full integration of full-service patent firm LC Patents into Arnold & Siedsma will be completed on 1 January 2021. The next six months will see the further roll-out. In the meantime, LC Patents will continue to operate in Hasselt; for the time being under its own name. “Their eleven employees will all continue to work there and have recently become our colleagues. Of course, we are pleased with and proud of this qualitative and quantitative expansion of our firm and our services. A splendid success, all the more so as we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year,” says Paul Hylarides, partner at Arnold & Siedsma.
The LC Patents branch will be the twelfth office of Arnold & Siedsma, which has branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. This makes the firm truly a leading player. As an all-round service provider in the field of legal protection of intellectual property, Arnold & Siedsma ranks among the top three in the Netherlands. Partly as a result of the acquisition of LC Patents, Arnold & Siedsma now ranks among the top in Belgium too, with three locations: Antwerp, Brussels and Hasselt. “This integration with Arnold & Siedsma enables us to take our own growth steps and to further specialise and develop in our field of expertise. In addition, we now have access to a broader network of specialists with expertise and experience in various other technical fields that we can now offer. Our employees are happy about it. They can continue to work in and from Hasselt, but will also be available at other offices when required and possible,” says Bart Laenen, founder and managing partner of LC Patents.