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By Quentin Declève
In a case involving FIFA and UEFA, the Brussels Court of Appeal, handed down an important judgment on 28 August 2018 in which it refused to refer a dispute to arbitration despite the existence of arbitration clauses ...
By Thibaut D'hulst
On 26 July 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal confirmed the judgment of the Brussels Commercial Court of 25 October 2017 on whether Longchamp, owned by the Jean Cassegrain company, had a copyright ...
By Thibaut D'hulst
In a judgment of 26 June 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal held that, by using its trade name "Sport Direct" and its website sportdirect.com for Belgian customers, Sport Direct BV was causing damage ...
By Thibaut D'hulst
On 13 September 2018, the ECJ held in Case C-26/17P, Birkenstock v. EUIPO, that Birkenstock's pattern of wavy lines crisscrossing at right angles in a repetitive sequence could not be protected as a figurative mark.
By Koen T’Syen
On 13 September 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a judgment clarifying the concepts of "aggressive commercial practice" and "inertia selling" within the meaning of Directive 2005/29/EC ...
By Thibaut D'hulst
Article 8 of the Convention protects an individual's right to respect for private and family life both at home and in correspondence.
By Martin Favart
The EFTA Court found that the principle of equivalence dictates that national procedural law must remain neutral in relation to the origin of the rights invoked.
By Richard Burton
Court of Justice partly upholds Infineon appeal against General Court judgment in Smart card chip cartel case, but dismisses Philips appeal.
By Andrzej Kmiecik
The individual pleas raised in the appeal are considered in more detail below.
By Thibaut D'hulst
On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union held in case C-129/17, Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd & MCFE BV v. Duma Forklifts NV and GSI International BVBA, that the debranding and rebranding ...
By Thibaut D'hulst
On 17 August 2018, the European Union Intellectual Property Office published a 436-page report analysing the regulatory framework governing trade secrets as well as trade secrets litigation across the EU.
By Thibaut D'hulst
On 7 August 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its first copyright judgment of 2018. The ECJ held in case C-161/17, Renckhoff, that the unauthorised re-posting of a copyrighted work is ...
By Koen T’Syen
On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment concerning energy labels in a case involving Dyson and BSH (ECJ, 25 July 2018, Case C-632/16, Dyson Ltd and Dyson BV v. BSH Home Appliances NV).
By Amaury de Borchgrave
The Royal Decree of 14 August 2018, which will enter into force on 31 October 2018, defines the regulatory framework for the new central register of beneficial ownership.
By Martin Favart
On 22 June 2018, the Belgian Supreme Court confirmed an earlier judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeal annulling a decision of the Belgian Competition Authority that imposed a fine on a group of cement companies ...
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