Working at NLO Shieldmark

The trademark and design attorneys of NLO Shieldmark work for clients who are continually working on innovation, the strengthening of their market position and the expansion of their portfolio. The protection and strengthening of trademarks and designs can play a significant role in the success of a company. Are you interested in a career at NLO Shieldmark? Then take a look at our overview of available vacancies and training opportunities.


NLO Shieldmark strives to be a valued discussion partner and advisor for its clients. We have broad outlook and a commitment to long-term relationships. Our approach and the way we work with our clients is based on the core values that are the foundation of our organisation: Innovation. Expertise. Passion. Teamwork. Creativity. Experience.


Trainee or fully qualified?

As a trainee trademark/design attorney, you will receive intensive coaching and follow an external training programme to become a fully qualified trademark or design attorney. Once you have graduated, you will be placed on the legal register and go on to become a specialist in international intellectual property law.


Experienced attorneys can also expect a multifaceted and challenging client portfolio at NLO Shieldmark. The teams within NLO Shieldmark are compact and consist of attorneys with various degrees of experience. Through the exchange of experience and knowledge with the patent attorneys, you can develop to become a well rounded attorney and intellectual property advisor.


Position requirements

For the position of trademark and design attorney (in training), you must have a university degree in Dutch law, with a specialisation in intellectual property rights. In view of the international character of our work, a good command of English is essential; knowledge of German and/or French is a bonus. Furthermore, you must have commercial insight, highly developed analytical skills, good business sense and excellent oral and written communication skills.


Employment benefits

NLO Shieldmark offers an excellent package of employment benefits, including an attractive bonus scheme. After you have qualified as a trademark or design attorney, you can develop as an attorney to become an associate partner and if you demonstrate the required suitability you can eventually become a full partner in the firm. You will be based at the branch office in The Hague or Amsterdam.


Job applications

Are you interested in training or working at NLO Shieldmark after reading this vacancy? If so, send us a written job application, together with your CV to addressed to Ms K. van der Heijden, HR Manager. If we do not have a suitable opening at this time, we will keep your details on file in case a position does open up.


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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.