Intellectual property law


Hague System – WIPO adopts new design rules to fit business needs

Hague System – WIPO adopts new design rules to fit business needs
11/01/2022

Since 1 January 2022, the Hague System Common Regulations contain new rules on force majeure, design publication and transfer of ownership.

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Flemish social democrats win first legal battle about their new party name, VOORUIT

Flemish social democrats win first legal battle about their new party name, VOORUIT
23/11/2021

On 18 November 2021, the President of the Brussels Enterprise Court rejected all the claims brought by a local political movement to oppose the new name of the Flemish social democrats.

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Mr. Marc D'hoore

De auteursrechtelijke bescherming van software: hoe zit het met het voorbereidend materiaal?
03/11/2021

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Gaming & Law | Adaptation rights and video games (Part 1)

Gaming & Law | Adaptation rights and video games (Part 1)
02/11/2021

Gaming: what’s law got to do with it? The online leisure and social gaming sectors are amongst the fastest growing and changing sectors. Simont Braun makes sure you stay on top of your game. 

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Gaming & Law | Mapping the regulatory landscape (Episode 2)

Gaming & Law | Mapping the regulatory landscape (Episode 2)
26/10/2021

Gaming: what’s law got to do with it? The online leisure and social gaming sectors are amongst the fastest growing and changing sectors. Simont Braun makes sure you stay on top of your game.

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Gaming & Law | Mapping the regulatory landscape (Episode 1)

Gaming & Law | Mapping the regulatory landscape (Episode 1)
19/10/2021

Gaming: what’s law got to do with it? The online leisure and social gaming sectors are amongst the fastest growing and changing sectors. Simont Braun makes sure you stay on top of your game.

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Grafische elementen uit de huisstijl van ander architectenbureau zijn geen bedrijfsgeheimen maar het gebruik daarvan moet wel worden gestaakt wegens inbreuk op auteursrecht

Grafische elementen uit de huisstijl van ander architectenbureau zijn geen bedrijfsgeheimen maar het gebruik daarvan moet wel worden gestaakt wegens inbreuk op auteursrecht
24/08/2021

De Voorzitter van de Ondernemingsrechtbank te Antwerpen, zetelend zoals in kort geding, oordeelde dat het gebruik van bepaalde grafische elementen die behoorde tot de huisstijl van een ander architectenbureau,

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Une marque non conventionnelle qui fait “pschitt”

Une marque non conventionnelle qui fait “pschitt”
19/07/2021

Dans un arrêt du 7 juillet 2021 (T-668/19), le Tribunal de l’Union européenne s’est prononcé, pour la première fois, sur la validité d’un enregistrement d’une marque sonore présentée en format audio.

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Bad faith trademark registration: what about pre-existing relations?

Bad faith trademark registration: what about pre-existing relations?
01/07/2021

A (former) distributor who files an identical or similar EU trademark to foreign trademarks or protected signs, is in a more uncomfortable position when defending a registration in bad faith claim than a random third party.

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Illegal uploads – CJEU’s landmark ruling for the platform economy

Illegal uploads – CJEU’s landmark ruling for the platform economy
24/06/2021

On 22 June 2021, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a ruling on the liability of platform operators with regard to illegal uploads of copyrighted content by their users.

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