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.
After fourteen years, the protracted legal fight between coffee shop The Bulldog and energy drink brand Red Bull is over. Representing eventual winner The Bulldog, NLO Shieldmark’s Milca Graver-de Looper was involved in the case from the start. What can be learned from this case?Read more
Fortify is the business relation magazine published twice a year by NLO and NLO Shieldmark. It contains interviews, news and background articles, that highlights Intellectual Property in all its facets.Read more
Managing IP has published the 2017 rankings of the leading firms for trade mark work in over 75 jurisdictions. NLO Shieldmark has – once again – gained a Tier 1 listing in the field of trademark prosecution Benelux.Read more
NLO Shieldmark is again highly recommended in the 2017 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. European trademark and design attorney’s Marlous Stal-Hilders, Milca Graver-de Looper and Jeroen Cornelis have received individual praise for their work.Read more
On Thursday 19 January 2017, NLO is organising a seminar in Ghent about ‘Innovation & IP Strategy’ to start the new year well. This will be an informative afternoon.Read more
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
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.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.
We wish to thank our clients and fellow professionals for their positive feedback and for believing in our quality and service.