The Netherlands has many different possibilities at local, regional, national and European level. Because they are continuously changing, always verify this information with the original sources to check the availabilty.
Although Patents are the strongest IP-right, they are also the most expensive. This overview shows how you can reduce the costs by considering alternatives.
This article gives a short overview (in Dutch) specifically for Startups & Scaleups
This table gives a short overview (in Dutch) of the possibilities at different stages of growth