Strategic advice

The use of trademarks and designs is not a goal in itself, but a means to an end: a way of increasing market  share, keeping competitors at bay, or generating income from licences. Because every company and every market is different, it is important to define a trademark strategy that is the right match for your company and your business objectives. The trademark attorneys of NLO Shieldmark will be happy to advise you about all the steps you need to take to protect your trademarks.

Strategic trademark advice

The first step in defining a trademark strategy is to identify all your trademarks and then to decide how and where you can protect them in the best possible way. Trademark protection can be obtained by applying for the registration of a trademark.

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Strategic design advice

Defining a design strategy starts with identifying all the designs you have and then to decide how and where you can protect them in the best possible way. Design protection can be  secured by filing an application for the registration of a design.

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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.


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