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.
NLO and NLO Shieldmark wish you a wonderful 2018 full of new ideas and innovations. Please note, due to Christmas festivities NLO and NLO Shieldmark will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th. Our offices are also closed on Monday January 1st, 2018 because of New Year's Day.Read more
Trademark practice in the European Union is undergoing an important overhaul. Under the trademark reform package, both the EU Trademark Directive (2015/2436) and the EU Trademark Regulation (207/2009)have changed on several essential subjects.Read more
We would like to inform you about a change in our fax numbers. If you use fax messages to communicate with NLO or NLO Shieldmark, please note our numbers will change. These changes take effect immediately.Read more
Last month the Dutch District Court of The Hague decided in case C/09/520643 / HA ZA that there is no likelihood of confusion between SINA rice and SITA rice. This is somewhat remarkable considering earlier decisions on similar comparisons between four letter signs in relation to foodstuffs.Read more
In 2015, the Chinese web shop Alibaba set up a supermarket chain in China using the name Hema. There are now thirteen Chinese ‘Hema’ supermarkets, the last three of which opened in July 2017. The question is whether the Dutch company Hema, having a chain of department stores with establishment throughout Europe, can oppose this.Read more
Counterfeiting – or fraudulent imitation – creates many problems. But how extensive are these problems and where do they occur? A recent research report for the INTA and the BASCAP sheds light on the situation. The damage to industry is astronomical and increasing. However, that’s not the end of the story. The social impact of counterfeiting is equally damaging.Read more
Managing IP has published the results of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms for patent and trademark work. Once again NLO and NLO Shieldmark have been rewarded a Tier 1 ranking in the field of patent prosecution and Trademark prosecution in The Netherlands.
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce presents the SMB Innovation Top 100 2017 on Tuesday June 27. We will find out who ranks as most innovative entrepreneur in the Netherlands for 2017.Read more
For quite some time now fake invoices have been sent out to cheat holders of intellectual property rights out of their money. Should you receive an invoice for maintaining your patent, trademark or design registration, please verify whether the invoice has indeed been sent out by an official authority.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.