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.
Due to the benefits of the Internet, social media and advertising in today's global economy, consumers around the world are aware of products irrespective of where they are produced. Numerous products are traded globally. For this reason, companies no longer produce goods exclusively for their home markets; rather, they increasingly acknowledge the opportunities of globalisation.Read more
Managing IP has published the first part of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms for patent and trademark work. Once again NLO has been rewarded a Tier 1 ranking in the field of patent prosecution in The Netherlands.
On March 28 the seminar ‘My investor is from abroad. Now what?’ from ie-net will take place in Antwerp. During this seminar patent attorneys, IP managers and legal counsels will discuss about inventions originating from foreign inventors or from cooperation between different legal entities.Read more
Peter Hinssen is already addressing what he calls 'the day after tomorrow', the apparently distant and radically different future which is nevertheless approaching faster than we think. He helps his audience get to grips with that uncertain future.Read more
Fortify is the business relation magazine published twice a year by NLO and NLO Shieldmark. It contains interviews, news and background articles, that highlights Intellectual Property in all its facets.Read more
On March 7, 2017, the Spanish parliament voted for a non-binding motion, which calls on the government to reconsider joining the Unitary Patent system. The motion was filed last month by the socialist opposition party PSOE.Read more
European and Belgian patent attorney, Steven Sarlet, is joining the Ghent office of NLO, the largest legal consultancy firm in the field of Intellectual Property in the Benelux.Read more
On 20 February 2017, the Competitive Council in Brussels agreed with the Notice of the European Commission regarding the patentability of plants/animals obtained by means of essentially biological processes, such as for example classic breeding (see previous report by Bart Swinkels of 7 November 2016).Read more
Experts Willemijn Gommans and Tamara Stegmann will be available to provide professional advices to the delegates of Innovation for Health 2017 during the conference.Read more
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Intellectual Property is a valuable asset. From start-up to market leader, applying a smart strategy for patents, trademarks and/or designs adds value to every company. Examples of such successful IP strategies can be found at our page ‘Cases’. Read more