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.
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
Managing IP has published the 2017 rankings of the leading firms for trade mark work in over 75 jurisdictions. NLO Shieldmark has – once again – gained a Tier 1 listing in the field of trademark prosecution Benelux.Read more
On 2 January, Caroline Pallard, partner and European patent attorney at NLO, joined the team at the NLO office in Ghent, Belgium.Read more
NLO Shieldmark is again highly recommended in the 2017 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. European trademark and design attorney’s Marlous Stal-Hilders, Milca Graver-de Looper and Jeroen Cornelis have received individual praise for their work.Read more
On Thursday 19 January 2017, NLO is organising a seminar in Ghent about ‘Innovation & IP Strategy’ to start the new year well. This will be an informative afternoon.Read more
The partners of NLO, European patent and trademark attorneys, have appointed the Dutch and European patent attorney Wannes Weymiens as Associate Partner as of 1 January 2017.Read more
“Science For Business – BioWin Day” is the international networking event that BioWin - the Health Cluster of Wallonia (Belgium) – organizes once every 2 years. This event is the only one that gathers all stakeholders active in the health biotechnologies and medical technologies sector in Wallonia, Belgium.Read more
Today, surprisingly, the UK government officially confirmed that it will proceed with the preparations to ratify the UPC Agreement. In opinion of NLO, the present announcement is a positive development, because the unitary patent and the UPC are beneficial for small and large companies involved in innovation and technology.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