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Claims on plants obtained by essentially biological processes not excluded from patentability

27/03/2015

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.

 

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We've moved! Welcome to our new offices.

23/03/2015

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.

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Contact details during the move of our headoffice

13/03/2015

Following the announcement of our relocation, here are the details of how to contact us during the move.

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NLO wins Award 'Dutch Prosecution Firm of the Year 2015'

12/03/2015

NLO is proud to have been voted ‘Dutch Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2015’ by the highly respected Managing IP magazine.

 

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René van Duijvenbode wins Client Choice Award 2015 ‘Patents- the Netherlands’

27/02/2015

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).

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NLO welcomes five new advisors

27/02/2015

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).  

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Morocco becomes an EPC “extension state”

13/02/2015

On 1 March 2015, Morocco will become an EPC “extension state”.

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Tier 1 ranking NLO in the Managing IP Survey 2015

10/02/2015

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.

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Excellent recommendation for NLO Shieldmark in WTR1000

23/01/2015

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.

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Are you allowed to register the shape of a chair as a trademark?

12/12/2014

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.

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NLO publishes Fortify magazine 2 times a year. Each quarter NLO Shieldmark publishes the Kenmerkend newsletter.

Kenmerkend (Dutch)

Kenmerkend (Dutch)

NLO Shieldmark publishes the Kenmerkend 4 times a year. This newsletter is published in Dutch and contains topical articles on trademarks and designs.

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Magazine Fortify

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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