Our Story

“Giants within the little world of IP”

Established in 1898, GEVERS Group has a long heritage of outstanding services in the field of intellectual property. Its leading reputation is based on many examples of innovative and forward thinking.

Managing member of the GEVERS family have often been described as “leaders and not followers, innovators and not imitators, giants within the little world of IP”.

At many key stages of its history, a GEVERS family member has been behind important breakthroughs in our profession.
An innovative ingenuity is what can best describe the generations that succeeded each other.

We are proud to have contributed to several major breakthroughs in our profession, and to have helped improve the high quality services to which each of our clients is entitled.

Jacques GEVERS

1850’s

Post-industrial revolution – Industrial property becomes a key issue in the technological and economic evolution of the planet

1898 : Creation of GEVERS by Jacques GEVERS

Vincent GEVERS

1939 – 1945

Post-war innovations

1947 : Reopening of GEVERS by Vincent GEVERS after the second world war

His genius was that he had foreseen the need of a search department even before the existence of computers

Jacques & Florent GEVERS

1965-1980

Upraise of industrial innovations

1965 : Carriers of the torch Jacques & Florent GEVERS join GEVERS company

Jacques & Florent GEVERS

1966 – 1987

COMPU MARK / 1st Automated watching service

The GEVERS family creates the soon to become Compumark. The ever inventive brothers began to establish data bases geared to the need for more sophisticated searching and watching techniques

Gaëlle GEVERS

1992

Acquisition of Vander Haegen office

 Gaëlle GEVERS joins the group

IPN

1994

The family created IPN / EDITAL company, now part of Coresearch

Intellectual Property House Belgium

1996

Community trademark

GEVERS succeeded in obtaining 25% of the US market for the filing of community trademarks. This new activity earned GEVERS the Major Export Award in the Service sector in 1997 in Belgium

GEVERS expands

2007 – 2016

BLOCH – BONNETAT – GLN – MARTINET & LAPOUX – ADSIGNA – KOHN – ORES

GEVERS expands by acquiring the following IP law firms in Europe

Gaelle GEVERS 2022

2018 – TODAY

2018 : GEVERS Dynamic Partnership

Creation of a partnership with 28 key Attorneys within the group

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