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News 28 Dec 2021

Three patent attorneys appointed Associate Partner

The Hague, 28 December 2021 - NLO, one of the largest intellectual property consultancies in Europe, has appointed patent attorneys Stijn van Dongen, Estela Goncalves and Huaizhou Shi as Associate Partners with effect from 1 January 2022. The appointments reflect NLO's successful international growth in recent years, as well as its ambition to remain at the forefront of a fast-growing market.

René van Duijvenbode, Managing Partner, on the appointments: “Associate Partners are very important to our firm. They lead teams, manage key accounts and coach junior colleagues. Each has earned their stripes in their field of expertise over the past few years and been able to start a successful own practice. Indicative of NLO's mindset is that two of these Associate Partners, Estela Goncalves and Huaizhou Shi, are from Brazil and China respectively. We believe that international growth is enhanced by international colleagues and we are pleased that the opportunities we offer as a firm are being seized by talented people. We are fully confident in the ability of our new Associate Partners to drive our strategic goals and serve as an inspiration for their colleagues.”

Appointed as Associate Partner are:

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About NLO

With 70 patent attorneys and 15 trademark and design attorneys on its books, NLO is one of Europe's largest intellectual property consultancies. NLO strengthens and protects its clients' innovations, trademarks and designs. Its client base includes multinationals, large and medium-sized Dutch, Belgian and international enterprises, research institutions and government agencies. NLO has branches in The Hague (head office), Amsterdam, Ede and Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and in Ghent and Mechelen in Belgium.