Chemistry and Pharmacy

Dutch companies have always had a strong position with regard to patent applications in the chemical sector. As one of Europe’s biggest full service consultancies in the field of Intellectual Property Right (IP), for many years NLO has been an expert partner of many companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Our specialists therefore have in-depth knowledge of this market.


Chemical innovations take place over a wide area. For example, innovations relating to food, drugs, fuels and detergents. New inventions or applications of existing materials ensure a continuous stream of innovations within this sector. So it’s not surprising that the chemical and pharmacy teams at NLO consist of attorneys with diverse, relevant specialisations.

"Patents are the currency which makes it possible to do business"

Our specialists have acquired experience in either business or research institutes before switching to NLO. They are familiar with specific sectors, including current developments and regulations. NLO has extensive expertise, particularly in fields like food technology, pharmacy, polymer chemistry and process technology.

So you will also find an advisor here who is specialised in your field. For a full overview of the specialisations of our patent attorneys, visit the Advisors web page.


Are you interested in the dynamic world of Chemistry and Pharmacy and would you like to know more about the importance of patents in this sector? If so, read the interview with Marianne Rots, patent attorney for Food & Refreshments at Unilever, a multinational which has been among the top 50 biggest patent applicants in the EU for many years.

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Our advisors

Working at NLO

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Intellectual Property: Cases

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