About NLO Shieldmark

Designs and trademarks are valuable assets for a business. They reinforce the distinctive capacity, create more commercial strength, enhance the competitive position and make the company more attractive for investors. Intellectual property therefore plays a prominent role in a business strategy, which can be supported by the knowledge and experience of the trademark and design attorneys of NLO Shieldmark.


NLO and NLO Shieldmark: more than 125 years of experience

NLO Shieldmark is the second largest trademark and design bureau in the Netherlands and a leading player in this field. The bureau is part of NLO, which means you also have access to the expertise of over 70 patent attorneys and the confidence of working with a company that has over 125 years of experience in intellectual property rights and intellectual property law.


NLO Shieldmark was founded when NLO took over Zacco Netherlands in 2013. The trademark and design activities of this Amsterdam company were merged with the existing practice in The Hague to form NLO Shieldmark. The name Shieldmark was already well known, as the Amsterdam company had been trading under this name since its foundation in the early 1990s.


NLO Shieldmark: 20 trademark and design attorneys

NLO Shieldmark can help you establish an intellectual property strategy to protect and strengthen your designs and trademarks. Thanks to our wide range of services and the expertise of around 20 trademark and design attorneys, we can provide innovative solutions with outstanding value.



Would you like to know more about how the trademark and design attorneys of NLO Shieldmark can help you with advice for your IP portfolio? If so, contact us now. We will be glad to help.

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Fake invoices

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.


More information and examples of fake invoices


Our advice: don't pay. Please contact us is you have any doubts.

NLO Shieldmark wins Award ‘Benelux - Firm of the Year for Trade Mark Prosecution’

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.