The Chemistry Section of NLO sets itself apart from many of its Dutch competitors, providing its attorneys with a highly revered direct client base including Danone, Unilever, Friesland Campina, and Heineken to name but a few. With big corporates, you would be forgiven for assuming that they receive instruction at arms-length. This certainly is not the case. The attorneys are in the privileged position to sit down with the inventors, heads of research, in-house attorneys, and commercial leaders, to initiate a proactive patent strategy which is in line with the clients’ aims and objectives. NLO cares deeply about fostering these relationships, and they prefer to augment this through seconding their attorneys to the client’s site to get under the skin in understanding what impact IP has in the wider context of the client’s commercial direction.
To support this ongoing growth NLO is now looking to cement its ‘mid-layer’ attorney resource through the appointment of a nearly/newly qualified attorney to the Chemistry Section. With the exciting direct case-work, including many oppositions, the limit to your growth is set by your level of ambition – NLO is in the top 20 European IP firms active in opposition proceedings before the EPO. The opportunity is there for you to grow and develop into a highly valued, senior attorney – you just have to have the capabilities, character and ambition to grab it!