Droit de la propriété intellectuelle


Mr. Philippe Péters

Red Sole Diary: how the story ends before the CJEU
21/06/2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down an eagerly awaited decision in a dispute about Christian Louboutin's “red sole mark” which is pending before the District Court of The Hague (NL).

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CJEU rules that Louboutin's red sole trade mark is not a shape trade mark

CJEU rules that Louboutin's red sole trade mark is not a shape trade mark
18/06/2018

On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU rendered its much-awaited judgement in the case about Louboutin’s red sole trade mark, ruling that this trade mark does not relate to a specific shape of sole for high-heeled shoes 

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Benelux trade mark and design law: what's new on 1 June?

Benelux trade mark and design law: what's new on 1 June?
01/06/2018

On 1 June 2018, a series of amendments to the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) enter into force.

They introduce new procedures and grant new competences to the Benelux Court of Justice, which is now competent for appeals against decisions of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP).

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Concert and festival ticket prices not to rise this summer

Concert and festival ticket prices not to rise this summer
22/05/2018

In April, the commercial court of Brussels rendered a decision in a case brought by 33 concert promoters against the Belgian collecting society SABAM.

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Legal and technical advisor's costs in Belgian IP litigation: what can you expect to recover?

Legal and technical advisor's costs in Belgian IP litigation: what can you expect to recover?
27/04/2018

Hereunder you will find a follow-up to an insightful ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), on which we reported last year. It relates to the interpretation of EU Directive 2004/48 of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (Enforcement Directive), in particular relating to the reimbursement of legal and technical advisor costs.

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Mr. Philippe Péters

Important changes to Benelux Trade Mark Law as per June 1, 2018
25/04/2018

The Benelux trade mark System will undergo two important changes as per June 1, 2018.

Appeals from decisions of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP)

Until now appeals from decisions of the BOIP in opposition cases were brought before the courts of appeal of The Hague, Brussels or Luxembourg (with further appeals on questions of law to the respective supreme courts). 

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Géoblocage : aperçu des nouveautés du Règlement européen

Géoblocage : aperçu des nouveautés du Règlement européen
23/04/2018

Le 28 février 2018, le Parlement européen a adopté un nouveau Règlement visant à contrer le blocage géographique injustifié et d'autres formes de discrimination fondée sur la nationalité, le lieu de résidence ou le lieu d'établissement des clients dans le marché intérieur. 

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Belgian Council of Ministers approves EU Trade Secrets Directive draft bill

Belgian Council of Ministers approves EU Trade Secrets Directive draft bill
22/03/2018

On 8 June 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Trade Secrets Directive The aim of this Directive is to (i) provide a consistent definition for a “trade secret” and how it can be protected, (ii) set out the remedies for a trade secret’s misuse or misappropriation and (iii) ensure that national courts can guarantee the confidentiality of trade secrets during legal proceedings. 

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Crocs killed its own design through public disclosure

Crocs killed its own design through public disclosure
20/03/2018

The General Court of the EU confirmed the cancellation of the registration for the famous design of Crocs clogs on the ground that it was disclosed to the public more than twelve months preceding the priority date.

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