Milca Graver - de Looper

Milca Graver - de Looper

Associate partner

Trademark and design attorney and legal advisor

Milca joined NLO Shieldmark in 2005. Prior to this, she had acquired twenty years’ experience at other Dutch trademark firms, which included setting up and managing an office in Amsterdam. Besides her position as senior trademark and design attorney, she has also had various management positions (including Manager Trademarks).

 

Expertise

Milca specialises in trademarks and designs (including research, registration, conflict management and mediation, opposition proceedings, strategic advice), but also has wide-ranging knowledge relating to trade names, copyright and domain names. Milca mainly works for big clients, but loves the diversity in size and sectors of her clients. 

 

Education

Milca qualified in 1994 and is a registered Benelux Trademark and Design attorney. In 1996, she also became a European Trademark and Design attorney for the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union (EUIPO) in Alicante.

 

Member of

Milca is a member of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). She is a long-serving member of the Examination Board of the BMM. Milca is currently a member of the board of the professional education programme of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BBMM) and is the exam coordinator of this organisation.

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. It seems like these invoices are coming from international organisations. They use names like Worldwide database or Trademarks and Patents, Euro IP Register, International Patent & Trademark Database.

 

More information and examples of fake invoices, you find here.  

 

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.