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.
In 2015, the Chinese web shop Alibaba set up a supermarket chain in China using the name Hema. There are now thirteen Chinese ‘Hema’ supermarkets, the last three of which opened in July 2017. The question is whether the Dutch company Hema, having a chain of department stores with establishment throughout Europe, can oppose this.Read more
Counterfeiting – or fraudulent imitation – creates many problems. But how extensive are these problems and where do they occur? A recent research report for the INTA and the BASCAP sheds light on the situation. The damage to industry is astronomical and increasing. However, that’s not the end of the story. The social impact of counterfeiting is equally damaging.Read more
Managing IP has published the results of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms for patent and trademark work. Once again NLO and NLO Shieldmark have been rewarded a Tier 1 ranking in the field of patent prosecution and Trademark prosecution in The Netherlands.
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce presents the SMB Innovation Top 100 2017 on Tuesday June 27. We will find out who ranks as most innovative entrepreneur in the Netherlands for 2017.Read more
The financial success of a life sciences company depends primarily on the scope, lifetime and strength of its patent portfolio. Successful life sciences companies by default have IP portfolios that are strong enough to withstand any challenge from competitors and have a lifespan that is long enough to capture the potential value of the products or technologies.Read more
For quite some time now fake invoices have been sent out to cheat holders of intellectual property rights out of their money. Should you receive an invoice for maintaining your patent, trademark or design registration, please verify whether the invoice has indeed been sent out by an official authority.Read more
The start of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), has been delayed for an, as yet, undetermined period. The previous schedule set by the preparatory committee, in which the Unitary Patent Package would enter into effect on December 1, 2017, has been proven incompatible with the real world political and legal developments in the major European countries.Read more
The IAM Patent 1000 2017: 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
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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