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Illegal uploads | Copyright filters and freedom of expression

Illegal uploads | Copyright filters and freedom of expression
17/06/2022

On 26 April 2022, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) judged that Article 17 of Directive (EU) 2019/790 (“Digital Single Market” or “DSM”) is compatible with the right to freedom of expression and information.

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Hague System | International design protection is now available in China

Hague System | International design protection is now available in China
10/05/2022

Since 5 May 2022, companies and designers are able to obtain international design protection also in China. In parallel, Chinese residents are now able to seek international protection of their designs in all countries covered by the Hague System

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Towards Easier Access to Preliminary Injunctions for Patent Holders in the EU

Towards Easier Access to Preliminary Injunctions for Patent Holders in the EU
04/05/2022

On April 28, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a judgment that is expected to significantly improve the chance of patent owners being granted a preliminary injunction before national EU patent courts, and, most likely, also before the future divisions of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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Mrs. Annick Mottet Haugaard

What are the copyright and trademark implications of NFTs?
07/03/2022

NFTs and IP rights have certainly been a hot topic since the beginning of the year.

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Unregistered designs: open road for the protection of car parts?

Unregistered designs: open road for the protection of car parts?
28/02/2022

In “Ferrari / Mansory Design” (C-123-20), the CJEU clarified that unregistered design rights could arise in individual car parts as a result of the disclosure of an overall image of the car in the EU.

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The sky is (not) the limit. Is mijn cursus auteursrechtelijk beschermd?

The sky is (not) the limit. Is mijn cursus auteursrechtelijk beschermd?
21/01/2022

In een vonnis van de Ondernemingsrechtbank Gent, afdeling Gent oordeelde de rechtbank dat haar cursusmateriaal niet beantwoordde aan de vereisten voor auteursrechtelijke bescherming.

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Hague System – WIPO adopts new design rules to fit business needs

Hague System – WIPO adopts new design rules to fit business needs
11/01/2022

Since 1 January 2022, the Hague System Common Regulations contain new rules on force majeure, design publication and transfer of ownership.

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Flemish social democrats win first legal battle about their new party name, VOORUIT

Flemish social democrats win first legal battle about their new party name, VOORUIT
23/11/2021

On 18 November 2021, the President of the Brussels Enterprise Court rejected all the claims brought by a local political movement to oppose the new name of the Flemish social democrats.

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Mr. Marc D'hoore

De auteursrechtelijke bescherming van software: hoe zit het met het voorbereidend materiaal?
03/11/2021

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Gaming & Law | Adaptation rights and video games (Part 1)

Gaming & Law | Adaptation rights and video games (Part 1)
02/11/2021

Gaming: what’s law got to do with it? The online leisure and social gaming sectors are amongst the fastest growing and changing sectors. Simont Braun makes sure you stay on top of your game. 

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