An application for a patent in the field of electrical engineering cannot be compared to an application for a patent for a DNA sequence, for example. Specialised knowledge of the relevant technological sectors is crucial in order to map out the right approach. The attorneys of NLO have expertise in such fields as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biotechnology and medical technology. They will be glad to assist you with their specific knowledge and to help you with the formulation of a comprehensive strategy for the protection of your intellectual property rights.Read more
Unlike trademarks, patents and copyright, which are well known and commonly used, design protection is sometimes forgotten or underestimated. However, the design of products, packaging, logos, drawings and artwork plays a key role in distinguishing new products from those of competitors.Read more
It’s been said that the logo of the EPO resembles the ideal way in which a set of patent claims should be drafted. There should be a broadest, well-rounded claim at the center, and it should be surrounded by additional layers of protection in the form of dependent claims; this can result in nested subject matter within the scope of the broadest claim. The result could very well be a set of nested claims. Or could it?Read more
NLO is structurally expanding its activities on the Belgian market. Over the coming years, NLO wants to become a strong and trusted partner for innovative Belgian companies. For that reason, NLO is relocating to an environment which is seamlessly in line with the ambitions and dynamics of the office. On 1 September, NLO is moving into the brand new AA Tower in the Technology Park in Ghent.Read more
Article 123 EPC. As easy as ‘1-2-3’? Well guess again. Somewhere between its lines hides a notorious concept in the field of patents. The inescapable trap. The fear of each attorney. Your granted claim involves added matter and there is no way to restore unless you violate the principles of patent law by shifting the scope of your patent.Read more
Italy officially confirms its intention to participate in the enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and with regard to the applicable translation arrangements.Read more
The decision to establish a local division of the UPC in the Netherlands was taken within the Council of Ministers on 10 July 2015.Read more
As of today, Dutch and European patent attorney René van Duijvenbode is appointed a partner at NLO. René has worked for NLO since 2003, in recent years as an Associate Partner, heading a team of seven patent attorneys.Read more
The Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the EPO endorsed on 24 June 2015 a proposal for the renewal fees to be paid for a patent with unitary effect.
The IAM Patent 1000 2015: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. In this new edition, 8 patent attorneys of NLO have received a ‘highly recommended’ ranking for ‘Prosecution’.Read more
NLO Shieldmark is the second largest trademark and design bureau in Europe, and a leading player in this field. The bureau is part of NLO, which means you also have access to the expertise of over 45 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 can help you map out an intellectual property strategy to protect and strengthen your designs and trademarks. Thanks to our wide range of services and the expertise of our 20 trademark and design attorneys, we are able to provide innovative solutions with outstanding value. Visit NLOShieldmark.nl