Designs and trademarks are valuable assets for a business. They reinforce a company’s distinctive character, boost its commercial strength, enhance its competitive position and make it more attractive to investors. Intellectual property therefore plays a prominent role in a business’ strategy, which can be supported by the knowledge and experience of the trademark and design attorneys of NLO Shieldmark.
NLO and NLO Shieldmark: more than 130 years of experience
NLO Shieldmark is the second largest trademark and design bureau in the Netherlands and a leading player in this field. NLO Shieldmark is part of NLO, which means access to the expertise of over 70 patent attorneys and the added confidence of working with a company that has more than 130 years of experience in intellectual property rights and intellectual property law.
NLO Shieldmark can help to establish an intellectual property strategy to protect and strengthen designs and trademarks. We provide innovative solutions with outstanding value, thanks to the combination of our wide range of services and the expertise of 20 trademark and design attorneys.
Experience. Expertise. Innovation. Teamwork. Passion. Creativity. That is what NLO Shieldmark is all about. These values are at the very heart of our corporate identity.
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a specialised European intellectual property law boutique created in 2015 when the well-established top tier IP firms Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft (ROKH) decided to join forces. In 2019 the firm teamed up with French patent litigation boutique Véron & Associés. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER gathers up to 100 passionate IP professionals with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Lyon, Madrid, Mannheim (branch office), Munich and Paris. The firm’s expertise: In all of its locations HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER services the needs of clients in the field of intellectual property law, including patents and trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and design rights, as well as in related fields, such as pharmaceutical regulatory law, unfair competition, media and advertising law and all IP related contracts. In patent law, the focus of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER lies in particular on the technical areas of electronics and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, automotive and optics, with decades of proven expertise. The firm also serves all other technical fields, including mechanics, electrical engineering and chemicals. In addition, in the fields of trademark, copyright, design right law, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER offers a complete range of services relating to the enforcement, exploitation, assessment and protection of these rights, always at the forefront of new developments. Given the full harmonisation of European trademark and design right law it is ideally placed to serve its clients’ needs. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER advises and represents its clients across a broad range of sectors including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, industrial design, media, entertainment and publishing. The firm represents its clients before all relevant national and European IP courts and authorities as well as arbitrating their IP disputes. It also acts for them as experienced negotiators and assist in drafting licensing, R&D and technology transfer agreements.
V.O. is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We offer services in patent and trademark protection, as well as market and engineering intelligence in terms of IP.
We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanics and Physics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property.
Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With nine offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.
Wiggin LLP’s intellectual property practice is widely regarded as market leading in brand protection including trade mark litigation, brand strategy and portfolio management services, with a particular expertise in designs law. The group has a busy patent litigation practice and undertakes high quality stand-alone commercial IP work. The IP practice is delivered by a growing team of over 20 specialist IP lawyers and provides a compelling and comprehensive IP legal service offering.
As businesses take advantage of the opportunities provided by the digital explosion, strong protection of IP assets such as iconic designs, global brands, creative works and breakthrough technologies has never been more important. Rights must be secured in multiple territories and they must be protected globally.
Wiggin's IP team is a recognised leader in rights protection in the new emerging digital world. The practice has won the most significant cases in the UK in the protection of IP online and has won industry award for both its copyright and trade mark work.
In addition, the team advises on IP strategy, portfolio and lifecycle management and related commercial and competition issues. The firm leverages its legal expertise and commercial and technical experience to help clients develop and deploy robust strategies to protect and maximise the value of their IP assets.
Wiggin's IP expertise led it to establish a technology business, INCOPRO. Together we provide clients with a unique one-stop online brand protection and enforcement service. INCOPRO has developed a network of IP expert law firms globally, enabling Wiggin to collaborate with other best in class operators to provide a fully global IP solution for businesses.
Our office in Brussels is in the middle of the most important legal, judicial and policy developments affecting businesses in the European Union and provides the perfect platform for IP advice post Brexit.