Intellectueel eigendomsrecht


 Invoking copyright to block the submission of evidence? Nice try, but no cigar!

Invoking copyright to block the submission of evidence? Nice try, but no cigar!
24/11/2020

The Court of Justice of the European Union delivers judgments regarding the concept of “communication to the public” faster than legal scholars can read and dissect them.

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Trademarks & Designs | Fake application or renewal invoices!

Trademarks & Designs | Fake application or renewal invoices!
09/11/2020

Trademark applicants and owners often receive documents asking for payments related to a trademark or design application or renewal. Cautiousness is highly recommended in this respect!

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The CJEU Testarossa judgement | Clarification of the contours of genuine use & the burden of proof

The CJEU Testarossa judgement | Clarification of the contours of genuine use & the burden of proof
03/11/2020

A trademark which has not been put to Genuine use by its owner or an authorised third party within five years after its registration is liable to revocation unless there are proper reasons for its non-use.

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Vous comptez lancer votre commerce ? Choisissez-bien votre nom !

Vous comptez lancer votre commerce ? Choisissez-bien votre nom !
21/10/2020

Vous souhaitez débuter un nouveau business, et vous êtes conscient que vous devez penser à de multiples choses.

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Douanebeslag | EORI-NUMMER

Douanebeslag | EORI-NUMMER
13/10/2020

Sinds 15 september 2020 is het EORI-nummer verplicht voor het verkrijgen van douanemaatregelen: de aanvraagformulieren voor douanebeslag zijn gewijzigd om de vermelding van het EORI-nummer rekening te houden.

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Hyperlinking and copyright law: when does the copyright holder have a say in it?

Hyperlinking and copyright law: when does the copyright holder have a say in it?
12/10/2020

The functioning of the World Wide Web is in many ways dependent on the use of hyperlinks. Many of those hyperlinks refer to works protected by copyright. In his recent Opinion, Advocate General Szpunar has considered which kinds of hyperlinks should be regarded as a communication to the public

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Merkenconflict “Vooruit”: you snooze, you lose

Merkenconflict “Vooruit”: you snooze, you lose
17/09/2020

Zoals je ongetwijfeld al hebt gehoord, heeft de Sp.a haar oog laten vallen op ‘Vooruit’ als nieuwe naam. Een merkenconflict dat al heel wat aandacht kreeg in de media …
Over smaken en kleuren valt niet te twisten, maar wat betreft de implicaties van deze naamkeuze op merkenrechtelijk vlak, hebben wij én de Vooruit in Gent wel een duidelijke mening. â€‹

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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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