Hortis Legal

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Who are we?


Hortis Legal is a legal service provider in the field of intellectual property law. Originally (in the mid-nineties) started as the first plant breeders' rights agency in the Netherlands, it has meanwhile expanded into an international full service consultancy specialised in trademarks, patents, I-depots, general legal advice, breeders' rights and licence services.


Blossom with Hortis

An experienced and expert guide is preferable to shield you from errors and traps in the legal minefield of intellectual property law. Hortis watches out for them. We arrange for protection of your trademarks, designs, patents and breeders' rights worldwide and ensure their legal management. From the idea to application; from granted right to safeguarding it and from dispute to victory: at Hortis Legal you are at the right address.

Established in the heart of the Netherlands' intellectual property centre, opposite the European Patent Office in Rijswijk, and with branches in the United States, Japan and Costa Rica, our experts represent the interests and creativity of more than 3000 customers worldwide and do that each day anew with enthusiasm, specialist knowledge and a hint of pride.

Thanks to our extensive international network of clients and trademark attorneys and the launch of international online services, including Trademarkhost.com, Hortis continues to optimise its network, knowledge and skill. We investigate, advise, file, control and give you what you are entitled to: honest, practical and to the point advice.

In brief, you can turn to Hortis Legal for an all-in package to take your company to a higher level.

We turn your creativity into certainty.

Our Advisers

The Hortis Legal Team consists of a mix of lawyers and experts from diverse backgrounds. It is precisely this diversity that keeps us creative and alert. Our strength is characterised by the professionalism, expertise, involvement, and enthusiasm of our advisers.

International network

Hortis Legal has international offices in the United States, Costa Rica and Japan (mainly breeders' rights oriented) and has a wide network of international clients and trademark agents over the whole world. In addition, we work closely together with permanent lawyers in order to provide you with optimal assistance during a legal process from start to finish.

Trademarkhost (Partner company)

Trademarkhost (partnerbedrijf)At the beginning of 2010 Hortis Legal launched the international online service: Trademarkhost.com and since then it has been a great success in the area of worldwide trademark registration and advice. Through a permanent network of Trademarkhost agents (Global Network or TMH), we can perform registrations in more than 150 countries without the client having to deal with several local trademark agents and therefore avoiding language and legal barriers.

With its simple online ordering system and quick personal follow up the Trademarkhost concept has gained increasing international popularity in the last year and is well received by customers and clients from all over.

Floralí (Partner company)

Floralí (partnerbedrijf)To provide our clients in the ornamental plant cultivation sector with the best service, Hortis Legal works closely together with Florali B.V.

Since 2011 Florali Licensing BV arranges for the licence issuance of new breeds and Florali BV focuses on the commercial introduction of new breeds by participating at trade fairs, undertaking marketing efforts, testing new breeds as well as targeted sale of young plants.

Florali's decisive action is guaranteed by an extensive worldwide network and permanent agents. Through exclusive and good relationships with renowned breeders, producers and cultivators, Florali B.V. can regularly offer you a new assortment.




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