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.
Managing IP has published the first part of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms for patent and trademark work. NLO Shieldmark has been rewarded a Tier 1 ranking in the field of trade mark prosecution in The Benelux.Read more
NLO Shieldmark is again highly recommended in the 2018 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. European trademark and design attorney’s Marlous Stal-Hilders, Milca Graver-de Looper, Jeroen Cornelis and Masja van der Galiën have received individual praise for their work.Read more
Imagine you are a fashion designer and you are using the image of a leaping tiger on your products. Could you get into trouble?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
The colours blue and silver in combination with an energy drink will ring a bell for many people: it’s Red Bull. That said, the European General Court (EGC) has ruled that the colour combination blue and silver is not eligible for trade mark protection.Read more
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
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.