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In an innovative, knowledge-intensive market, the value of an organization largely depends upon intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks and designs. The protection of your intellectual property is a specialist process that requires a meticulous approach. An effective patent or trademarks/designs strategy saves money and can even make you money.

NLO is a full-service private patent and trademark office, based in the Netherlands and in Belgium. NLO serves clients from countries all over the world as diverse as early start-ups, established large companies, universities and research institutes.

It is the combination of technical and legal expertise, combined with insight into the business environment in which you operate, that distinguishes the patent attorneys of NLO (Nederlandsch Octrooibureau). Specialists in the field of trademarks, designs, agreements and licenses work at NLO Shieldmark. By combining our expertise, we are able to provide you with the most comprehensive advice possible. The specialists of NLO and NLO Shieldmark also have the most up-to-date knowledge of the IP market at their disposal, which they use in order to provide optimum management for your IP portfolio.

A good partnership is based on us knowing the business of our clients. We therefore invite you to share your business strategy with us, aiming at developing the appropriate intellectual property management approach.

Sounds appealing? Scheduling a meeting could be the first step towards a fruitful cooperation.

Our advisors Barend Bouma (, +31613269542) and Aleidus van ‘t Hof (, +31621105085) will be pleased to help you carefully develop and carry out your Intellectual Property strategy as an integrated part of your business strategy.
Don’t hesitate to visit our office at the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus on Fridays (Oxfordlaan 55, Maastricht). Of course, we are equally willing to come to your office, and are available the whole week around.