About us

Our Founders

Fovea IP was founded by Jacques Gevers and Patrice Vekemans in 2017 with the aim of creating a platform that includes all the necessary tools and outputs for IP professionals to have access to the best IP rights searching and watching technology available.

This means providing a platform that has unbeatable quality, speed and prices.

Jacques Gevers is a European and Belgian Patents Attorney, a European and Benelux Trademark Attorney and a former member of the board of the European Patent Institute (EPI).

In the 1980s, he created the first computer readable database for the US PTO.

Jacques is a serial entrepreneur in the IP field, having greatly contributed to the creation of some of the most renowned IP firms today, including:

  • Compumark in the 1980s
  • Edital (now Corsearch Europe) with his friend Yacine Harrati in 1996
  • Valipat (now a branch of CPA Global), a worldwide patents validations company, in 2009.

Thanks to his unmatched experience in the field, Jacques helps with the development of Fovea IP as an expert advisor.

Patrice Vekemans is the CEO of Fovea IP. He has built experience in managing brand portfolios as a marketing manager through working 8 years with Toyota and 12 years with Akzo Nobel.

Patrice developed a passion for customer services as a retail director for Toyota and Lexus in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Fovea IP has a close partnership with IPSensus, a company founded in 2015 that focuses on the data and technology aspects of IP. The founder and CEO of IPSensus is Yacine Harrati.

About Fovea IP

Belgium has a long history of creating champions in trademark search and IP services. Fovea IP leverages decades of experience in IT and IP with a single goal: provide the IP professional with the best search services for trademarks and industrial designs based on two pillars:

Effective online tool for instant access to relevant information
Customer 1st service to provide optimal assistance whenever needed

This results in key advantages for IP professional

  • Saves time and increases client responsiveness
  • Increases decision quality with relevant and complete information
  • Controls costs: fixed annual fees or individual tariffs

Adapted solutions

For corporations

  • Deal with pressure of more demands and shorter deadlines
  • More productive interactions with marketing on new projects
  • Address budget constraints with more valuable subscriptions

For IP firms

  • Increase profitability by getting more done and reducing costs
  • Improve client service with increased responsiveness
  • Win new business with business analytics
Increase profitability by getting more done and reducing costs

Experts available to help you
Dedicated support

  • Analysts set up searches based on customers'needs
  • Our analysts give you all the time and support needed during business hours
  • Short delivery times possible thanks to a powerful algorithm
  • Assistance when performing any search
  • Information regarding specific records
  • Customer onboarding available

Some of our clients

What clients say about us

Fovea IP offers the strong combination of very effective online tool with great client responsiveness when support is needed.
Partner of Gevers
Marks and Clerck
The Fovea IP platform is very useful and easy to use.
Researcher at Marks & Clerk
Marks and Clerck
User-friendly and comprehensive. The FoveaIP team is always there to help and offer guidance.
Eduardo Zamora Lawyer
Member of the Executive Management Giro Martinez

Did you know ?

fovea:  ˈfəʊviːə

The fovea is the part of the eye which ensures a sharp central vision.

The mission of fovea IP is to be
"The sharp Eye on IP".