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Repercussions of the speciality requirement for companies

Repercussions of the speciality requirement for companies
28/02/2010

Contracts that do not have a profit objective, and which do not meet the corporate objectives of the company, are considered as void.

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Mrs. Laurence Van Der Cruys

The establishment of a foreign non-profit association in Belgium: the centre of operations
28/02/2010

A foreign non-profit association that wants to be established in Belgium can open a so-called “centre of operations” without having to create a new legal entity. This operational centre is the equivalent of a branch of a company. By this means, a foreign non-profit association can carry out its activities in Belgium in a totally normal way. The procedures for setting up and running the centre of operations are provided by the law of June 27, 1921.

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Mr. Olivier Gilard

The BOIP gives a divergent interpretation of the notion of
28/02/2010

In its decision of 15 January 2010, the BOIP interpreted the notion of "genuine use of a trademark" and refused to give effect to a Community trademark that was used in only one member state.

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Mr. Tom Heremans

Apple’s iPod design is protected under Belgian copyright law
28/02/2010

In its decision of 17 September 2009, the Brussels Court of First Instance ruled that the design of Apple’s iPod music player is protected under Belgian copyright law. Imported music players that look like the iPod will constitute unlawful copies.

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Mr. Renaud Dupont

Slogan might be a trademark
28/02/2010

Following a ruling by the European Court of Justice, Audi won the battle to register as a trademark the slogan ”Vorsprung durch Technik”.

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Mrs. Laurine Georgis

Legislative proposals to stop illegal downloading on the Internet
28/02/2010

The senator and Belgian State Minister Phillipe Monfils has announced that he is willing to introduce a legislative proposal in Belgium, which is based on the French model of a graduated response, whereby a three-step penalty is imposed on the ”hackers”: warning, fine, then reduction in the downloading speed.

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Mr. André Claes

Impact de la crise économique sur la gestion fiscale
18/02/2010

Dans le présent article nous abordons l'impact de la crise économique sur la gestion fiscale des entreprises, ensuite nous illustrerons brièvement son impact sur les particuliers, et sur la stratégie fiscale de l'Etat. La législation fiscale est en mouvement permanent, mais elle n'est pas responsable de l'inconfort causé par la crise.

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Lutte contre la fraude fiscale: vers un nouvel équilibre

Lutte contre la fraude fiscale: vers un nouvel équilibre
11/02/2010

La lutte contre la fraude fiscale engendre des frustrations profondes. Dans le chef des agents du fisc d'une part (difficulté, voire ...

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Mr. Jürgen Egger
Mr. Matthias Vierstraete

Simplified declaration for companies broadcasting music
09/02/2010

In some cases, companies that broadcast music are required to pay a fee. The declaration relating thereto was recently simplified.

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Fisc et délation

Fisc et délation
05/02/2010

La délation se définit comme la « dénonciation mais toujours en mauvaise part » (Littré).
Les régimes totalitaires en raffolent, et les administrations fiscales aussi.

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