Chaussée de la Hulpe 166 Terhulpsesteenweg
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URL: http://www.koan.law

KOAN is an international law firm offering local and international clients an impeccable service, high-level expertise and the long-standing experience of a diverse and experienced team of lawyers. We are privileged to be involved in high profile national and international projects. KOAN offers day-to-day solutions and address our clients’ legal needs in an efficient and business-oriented manner. We are committed to be very responsive and available to our clients when needed, adopting a personalised approach. Our lawyers and staff share a common commitment towards:

  • Uncompromised quality & availability;
  • Knowledge and understanding our client’s business and the industry context; and
  • Value for money.

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Mrs. Sarah Goosse (HR, ICT and Digital Media Manager)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 566 90 00

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Mrs. Agnès Maqua (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 25 66 90 00
Fax: 02 566 90 10

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Soon an English international business court in Brussels?

A few days ago, the Belgian media have revealed that Brussels should soon have an Anglophone court called “Brussels International Business Court” (hereafter: “BIBC”). The BIBC is the result of a joint initiative of the Belgian Prime Minister’s office (Charles Michel) and the Belgian Justice Minister’s office (Koen Geens), which have recently presented an inter office preliminary draft bill. 

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The Pirate Bay : CJEU puts an end to pirates' reign

Yesterday (14.06.2017), the CJEU decided that platforms like Pirate Bay, that facilitate unauthorized access to works protected by copyrights shared via peer-tto-peer networks, infringe copyrights by making communication to the public of those works. 

In its judgement rendered today 14 June 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has determined that a peer-to-peer (“P2P”) file sharing website like The Pirate Bay (“TPB”) can infringe copyright law, by making communications to the public of works shared without consent of their author.

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The Nespresso capsules : end of trademark protection for Nestlé ?

Nespresso, one of the brands of company Nestlé, has established a strong market position with its coffee machines and compatible capsules. These capsules have been strongly protected by patents over the years.

Nestlé’s patents lapsed however in 2001, leaving golden opportunities for competitors to create their own compatible capsules.

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Communication au public par câble : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’arrêt AKM c. Zürs.net rendu par la CJUE

La Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne – dans un arrêt de ce 16 mars 2017 (C-138/16 en cause : AKM versus Zürs.net) - confirme les principes relatifs à la Communication au Public, aujourd’hui bien établis.

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