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Decision in the consolidated proceedings of G2/13 (Broccoli) and G2/12 (Tomato)
Good news for plant biotech industry: on March 25th, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) has decided in the consolidated proceedings of the “Broccoli” (T83/05) and “Tomato” (T 1242/06) case in favor of patentability of claims on a novel plant product that is generated by an essentially biological process or a product-by-process claim defined in terms of such a process.
NLO and NLO Shieldmark’s head office have relocated from the building on Jan Willem Frisolaan in The Hague. As of 23rd March, we are accommodated on two fabulous floors of New Babylon City Offices - an impressive building in the centre of The Hague, next to The Hague Central Station and the Utrechtsebaan, with easy access to the A4 and A12 motorways.
Following the announcement of our relocation, here are the details of how to contact us during the move.
NLO is proud to have been voted ‘Dutch Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2015’ by the highly respected Managing IP magazine.
NLO’s European and Dutch patent attorney René van Duijvenbode has been awarded the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology 2015 Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property – Patents (The Netherlands).
NLO has recently welcomed five new talented advisors to the team: Niels Zelders (Dutch and European patent attorney), Stijn van Dongen, Fei Pei, Bart Postmus and Glenn Vinck (all trainee patent attorneys).
On 1 March 2015, Morocco will become an EPC “extension state”.
Managing IP has published the first part of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms for patent work. Once again NLO has been rewarded a Tier 1 ranking in the field of patent prosecution in The Netherlands.
NLO Shieldmark is highly recommended in the 2015 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. European trademark and design attorney’s Marlous Stal-Hilders, Milca Graver-de Looper and Jeroen Cornelis have received individual praise for their work.
Trademarks mainly take the form of words and visual logos, sometimes in combination. But shapes can also be a trademark. Take the classic Coca Cola bottle or the shape of a Toblerone bar.
NLO publishes Fortify magazine 2 times a year. Each quarter NLO Shieldmark publishes the Kenmerkend newsletter.
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NLO Shieldmark publishes the Kenmerkend 4 times a year. This newsletter is published in Dutch and contains topical articles on trademarks and designs.
Clients receive NLO's magazine Fortify by mail, which will appear 2 times a year. You can view the magazine in PDF.
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