Monitoring and protection

After registering a trademark or design, it is very important to protect and monitor it. At NLO Shieldmark we have combined all the necessary capacities in our monitoring service. This service involves constant monitoring of the registers and ensures that you are informed in time of any similar applications by third parties. 

 

Trademarks

Once a trademark has been registered, it is very important to monitor and protect the use of that trademark. NLO Shieldmark has all the necessary knowledge and expertise to protect your trademark for you. Our trademark watch service ensures that you can take swift action to protect your trademark as soon as someone else applies to register a similar or identical trademark.

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Designs

Once a design has been registered, it is very important to monitor and protect the use of that design. NLO Shieldmark has all the necessary knowledge and expertise to give you maximum protection for your design. If you subscribe to our design watch service, we will give you both expert advice and carry out the monitoring of the design for you. This includes a regular search in the European register for new filings of Community designs that are similar or identical to your 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.

 

We wish to thank our clients and fellow professionals for their positive feedback and for believing in our quality and service.