The Legal Affairs Department is responsible for the legal side of work in the Registration Department. The department’s primary tasks can be described as oriented towards either implementation or policy.
Our implementation tasks concern components of the registration process, the most important of which are the assessment on absolute grounds and oppositions. We also provide legal support in dealing with complex files.
Our policy tasks focus on policy planning and formulation, safeguarding the quality of the registration process, laws and regulations (at Benelux, European and international level), participation in consultation bodies (internal and external) and advising management in legal and institutional matters (reorganisation, new services, regulations etc.).