NLO Shieldmark: office for trademarks, designs and domain names
Trademarks and designs are powerful ways of distinguishing companies and products. Registration can protect you from parties which copy your product, for example. NLO Shieldmark’s attorneys can advise you on such matters as registration, availability and IP-related contracts. With extensive experience in the most diverse areas and access to a worldwide network of quality agents, they assess your problem with a commercial look and solve your problem.Contact us
The British supermarket Iceland Foods is at loggerheads with Iceland. The supermarket chain has a European trademark registration for ICELAND. According to the Icelandic government, the company has regularly opposed the use of the word ‘iceland’ by Icelandic companies.Read more
Many famous trademarks are named after their founders. Take Phillips, Fokker and Albert Heijn, for example: all people’s names which have become strong trademarks. Want to register a surname as trademark? Take the following into consideration:Read more
The basic principle of most continental countries in the EU is that trademark protection is acquired through registration. However, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property provides protection for unregistered trademarks, even when they are not used in certain territories, provided that they are well known.Read more
Is posting a hyperlink to a work which is protected by copyright allowed? The Court of Justice rules as follows: yes and no.Read more
The United Kingdom has voted for a Brexit. This exit of the UK from the European Union will have important consequences for trademark and design registrations and rights in the European Union and Britain.Read more
It’s easier to experience what virtual reality is than to describe it. It’s a question of putting on the headset, pulling on the gloves and suddenly you’re being attacked from all sides by flying aliens. That interaction between the real and the virtual world, is managed by the Manus.Read more
According to The Global Intellectual Property Index 5th Report (GIPI5) by law firm Taylor Wessing, the Netherlands is an IP leader. The report, released June 14, compares IP regimes in 43 jurisdictions based on their accessibility, ease of enforcing rights and legal framework.Read more
'A top molecule' is how Sander van Berkel describes the discovery of BCN, made in 2010 at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Now this molecule is the basis for Synaffix, a young biotech company in Oss. "The most important thing that we do is trying to bring a cure for cancer a step closer."Read more
When Isaac Carasso founded Danone, the company introduced Spanish doctors to the health benefits of yogurt. The yogurt was named after the founder's son Daniel, nicknamed 'Danon' in the Catalan language. The brand name has remained an invaluable asset ever since.Read more
Fake invoices are unfortunately a well known problem among trademark owners. A fake invoice is a misleading invoice (or letter) which reffers to a trademark, design, patent or patent application. A payment is requested for a publication in a register or to extend the validity of a registration. It seems like these invoices are coming from international organisations. They use names like Worldwide database or Trademarks and Patents, Euro IP Register, International Patent & Trademark Database.
Our advice: don't pay. Please contact us is you have any doubts.
NLO Shieldmark is proud to have been voted ‘Benelux - Firm of the Year for Trade Mark Prosecution’ by the highly respected Managing IP magazine. The award was presented on Thursday 10 March 2016 in London.
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