"With a 125-year history in intellectual property, NLO Shieldmark remains at the forefront of trademark practice; already a dominant player in the Netherlands, it is now forging a reputation for itself in Belgium where it opened a new office recently. Lauded for efficient IP rights management for medium to large sized companies, its teams – whose practitioners possess diverse and complementary expertise – provide joined-up counsel at all stages of the branding lifecycle. “It has the ideal combination of a large infrastructure and a personal approach”."
"One shrewd adviser is Marlous Stal-Hilders, who, in addition to shaping trademark prosecution strategies, helps to mediate between conflicting parties and skilfully negotiates settlement agreements.
Her colleague Jeroen Cornelis is an “outstanding practitioner” who understands client priorities – and knows how to realise them. “He is au fait with international filing issues, and is a reliable and great person to work with.”
The “absolutely outstanding” Milca Graver-de Looper is another pillar of the practice. “Very hands-on, dedicated and pragmatic, she also keeps a clear overview of matters.” Graver-de Looper recently secured a favourable resolution to the long-running legal battle between Red Bull and her client Bulldog.
Masja van der Galiën debuts in the WTR 1000 this year on a wave of enthusiastic acclaim: “She is hardworking, fast-thinking and deeply knowledgeable – exactly what a client wants"."
We would like to thank all clients, agents and other business relations for their positive feedback. We are very proud of this excellent result.
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