Knijff & Partners was setup in 1989 and is ranked in the second tier of the Benelux trade mark prosecution table. It is made up of 60 professionals and has one office in Weesp. The firm is unique in that it is only focused on protecting trade marks and it has increasingly been challenged by the cost-efficient simplification of registrations owing to globalisation and digitalisation. Nevertheless, the firm has responded by expanding globally through a network of over 300 agents and by its Online Trade mark Management System (OTMIS). It acts for clients such as Black & Decker, Merck, Google and Arcadis.