Tel: +31 70 33 12 500
Contact: Hans Bottema - Managing Partner, European and Dutch Patent Attorney
Number of partners: 15
Number of practitioners: 70
Languages: English, Dutch, Chinese, French, German, Spanish
Practice Areas: • Anti-Counterfeiting/Parallel Imports • Designs • Freedom to Operate • Oppositions • Patent Litigation • Patent Prosecution and Appeals • Patent Searching • Trademark Counselling and Prosecution • Trademarks Litigation • Validation of European Patents
In an innovative, knowledge-intensive market, the value of an organisation largely depends upon intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks and designs.
NLO is one of the largest and most prominent Intellectual Property consultancies in Europe, boasting a client list that includes multinationals, SMEs, universities, R&D and governmental organizations. We protect and reinforce our clients’ ideas, innovations and trademarks bearing in mind the markets in which they are involved. We offer IP services over a broad area (patents in all aspects, trademarks, designs, agreements and IP administrative services). With over 65 patent and trademark attorneys we have expertise in many technical domains.
Experience. Expertise. Innovation. Teamwork. Passion. Creativity. That is what NLO is all about. For over 125 years, our professionals have been committed to fulfilling these promises, time and again. To this end we combine knowledge, expertise and experience in customer focused teams. We offer clients advice and smart solutions tailored to the business and technological field. Our professionals continue to invest in innovative solutions and systems to serve clients to their satisfaction.
Formerly known as Nederlandsch Octrooibureau, since 2013 operating under the names NLO and NLO Shieldmark, NLO has offices in The Hague (headquarters), Ede, Eindhoven, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Ghent (Belgium).
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- Chemical Engineering
- Construction + Building Materials
- Electrical Engineering
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Food & Beverage
- Green Technology
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Information Science; Technology + Communications
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Robotics + Nanotechnology
- Pharmaceuticals; Biotechnology + Life Sciences
- Space Technology
Last Updated 5th June 2017
Patent Editorial 2017
Top-tier firm NLO provides advice on patent prosecution work with expertise in many technical fields. Managing partner Hans Bottema specialises in physics, automotive and medical devices. Other practitioners in the patent department are David Bot, Maarten Ketelaars and Hans Hutter, who are all qualified as both Dutch and European patent attorneys. Clients include multinationals, SMEs and universities.
Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2017
NLO Shieldmark protects the ideas of institutions across Europe including universities and government organisations. The firm's large team of trade mark attorneys is advising a spirit brand on changes to its trade mark and designs portfolio and has taken on the management of portfolios of clients in the textile technology, materials and beverage sectors.