Droit Européen


Mrs. Christel Brion
Mrs. Florence Verhoestraete

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
10/01/2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled that, unlike medicinal products, medical devices incorporating an ancillary drug substance cannot benefit from supplementary protection certificate (SPC) protection. 

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CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)

CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)
24/12/2018

On 10 December 2018, the CJ issued its judgment in case Andy Wightman and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (C-621/18). The case deals with the question of whether the UK may unilaterally revoke the notification of intention to withdraw from the EU. 

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Wijzigingen op til in het Benelux merkenrecht, wat u moet weten

Wijzigingen op til in het Benelux merkenrecht, wat u moet weten
21/12/2018

Het Benelux merkenrecht heeft het afgelopen jaar heel wat wijzigingen doorlopen, een tendens die zich zal doorzetten met de implementatie van de nieuwe Merkenrechtenrichtlijn in 2019. Hieronder volgt een overzicht van de voornaamste aanvullingen op het Benelux merkenrecht sinds juni 2018, gevolgd door de wijzigingen die op til zijn bij aanvang van het nieuwe jaar.

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Mrs. Christel Brion
Mrs. Florence Verhoestraete

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
21/12/2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled that, unlike medicinal products, medical devices incorporating an ancillary drug substance cannot benefit from supplementary protection certificate (SPC) protection. 

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Het nieuwe UBO-register: wat is dat? Enkele praktische zaken op een rij

Het nieuwe UBO-register: wat is dat? Enkele praktische zaken op een rij
05/12/2018

Het nieuwe UBO-register is een gevolg van de 4deEuropese anti-witwasrichtlijn (de 4deAML of “Anti-Money Laundering-richtlijn”) en denieuwe Belgische anti-witwaswet van september 2017. Het gaat om maatregelen om te voorkomen dat het financiële stelsel gebruikt wordt voor het witwassen van geld en de financiering van terrorisme.

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Mr. Miguel Troncoso-Ferrer

The Commission clears the acquisition of parts of Fox by Disney with commitments
29/11/2018

On 14 September 2018, Disney noti ed its proposed acquisition of certain parts of Fox’ business. Disney and Fox are two of the main Hollywood lm studios and both have a number of TV channels, such as Disney Channel, Fox, National Geographic and History.

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CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright

CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright
14/11/2018

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") decided that the taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection.

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CJEU: VAT on share disposal costs recoverable in certain cases

CJEU: VAT on share disposal costs recoverable in certain cases
12/11/2018

VAT on costs incurred in connection with an envisaged share disposal is in principle not recoverable. However, if the reason for the disposal lies in the VAT taxed activities of the parent company, VAT on the disposal costs may be recoverable. 

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CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements

CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements
09/11/2018

In a recent judgement of 24 October 2018 (n° C-124/17, Vossloh Laeis GmbH v. Stadtwerke München GmbH), the European Court of Justice (CJEU) answers two important questions relating to optional exclusions in the context of a public procurement procedure.

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European Commission charges Slovak rail company with dawn raid obstruction

European Commission charges Slovak rail company with dawn raid obstruction
05/11/2018

On 25 September 2018, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to ZSSK, a Slovak rail company, alleging that it had obstructed a dawn raid by giving incorrect information and deleting data from a laptop.

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