Intellectual property law


Mrs. Annick Mottet Haugaard

Enforcement of IP rights at the EU borders
16/09/2020

In the new Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1209 of 13 August 2020, the Commission makes the detention of an EORI number a mandatory prerequisite for the filing, modification or renewal of any application for action in the European Union. 

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A-G’s opinion on SABAM’s tariffs for festivals

A-G’s opinion on SABAM’s tariffs for festivals
07/08/2020

In our blogpost of 30 April 2019, we discussed the legal dispute between festival and concert organisers, on the one hand, and SABAM, on the other hand, regarding SABAM’s tariffs for festivals and concerts and how the matter was being taken to the European level. 

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Youtube pas responsable ?

Youtube pas responsable ?
28/07/2020

Selon l’avocat général, les exploitants de plateformes en ligne, telles que YouTube et Uploaded, ne sont pas directement responsables de la mise en ligne illégale d’œuvres protégées effectuée par les utilisateurs de ces plateformes. Indépendamment de la question de la responsabilité de ces exploitants pour les fichiers stockés, les titulaires de droits pourraient obtenir, en vertu du droit de l’Union, des injonctions judiciaires à leur égard, susceptibles de leur imposer des obligations.

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Belgian Supreme Court Rules: Creative Use of the Law is Insufficient Ground for Lawyers to Claim Copyright Protection on Work Product

Belgian Supreme Court Rules: Creative Use of the Law is Insufficient Ground for Lawyers to Claim Copyright Protection on Work Product
27/07/2020

In a recently released ruling (of June 25th), the Belgian Supreme Court confirmed a decision of the Court of Appeal of Ghent relating to the possibility of copyright protection for lawyers’ work product created within the framework of their professional activity.

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Een foto posten op sociale media? Niet zonder geldige rechtsgrond!

Een foto posten op sociale media? Niet zonder geldige rechtsgrond!
16/07/2020

Wanneer je foto’s op sociale media post, dan moet je rekening houden met de regels van de GDPR. En dat geldt ook voor grootouders die foto’s van hun kleinkinderen delen op Facebook, zo oordeelde een Nederlandse rechter in een recente kort geding zaak. 

 

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COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 7 July

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 7 July
08/07/2020

Update 7 July 2020  |  The COVID-19 pandemic has been progressing worldwide. In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory.

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COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 9 June

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 9 June
09/06/2020

Update 9 June 2020  |  The COVID-19 pandemic is progressing worldwide. In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory.

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COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 2 June

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 2 June
03/06/2020

Update 2 June 2020  |  The COVID-19 pandemic is progressing worldwide. In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory.

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IP Rights, Collaborative Projects and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socially Responsible Approach Should Not Impair Sound Business Judgment

IP Rights, Collaborative Projects and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socially Responsible Approach Should Not Impair Sound Business Judgment
29/05/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been a catalyst for innovation, it has also changed the way innovation occurs. Reference can be made to the multiple collective efforts to research and produce vaccines, develop diagnostics devices, protective materials, etc

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COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 26 May

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 26 May
28/05/2020

Update 26 May 2020  |  The COVID-19 pandemic is progressing worldwide. In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory. In this context, IP Offices have adopted decisions 

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