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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The patentability of plant varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years. Despite some pro-patentability decisions by the European Patent Office...
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
In 2017, the focus will continue to be on the impact of the new Trade Secrets Directive and the expected realisation of the Unified Patent Court.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
British participation in setting up the Unified Patent Court has been uncertain since the vote for Brexit in June 2016...
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The European Court of Justice has clarified that the posting of a hyperlink to unauthorised content protected by copyright and hosted by a third party may result in copyright infringement.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
For the first time since the ECJ's Huawei judgment, a German court has ruled on the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Trade secrets are an important asset for all businesses as they are at the core of their competiveness.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
On 3 September 2015, the ECJ handed down its decision in Iron&Smith v Unilever and ruled that a Community trademark which has acquired a reputation in a substantial part of the EU may, under certain circumstances, also benefit from the extended protection for such trademarks in a member state where the trademark does not have a reputation.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Hague District Court in the Netherlands rejected a claim brought by smartphone maker Archos alleging that Philips had abused its dominant position during negotiations concerning licenses on FRAND terms for SEPs.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
For some time, it seemed the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patents would remain a distant prospect.
Taylor Wessing
IPPZ is a company that develops software for health care professionals.
Taylor Wessing
On 30 November 2016 the Dutch District Court in The Hague has ruled in the case of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard v Benson Image et al.
Taylor Wessing
The Amsterdam District Court has decided that H&M infringed the trade mark rights of Jeans Centre by selling sweaters on which the sign CHIEF was displayed in large capitals...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
After the ruling Bavaria promptly sent Your Hosting 140 crates of beer after the judgment under the guise of "Everyone has earned a beer by now." This "little package" was much appreciated by Your Hosting.
Taylor Wessing
Chanel and Coty have successfully acted against several Dutch companies trading under the name Bargello Perfumes. Bargello offered smell-a-like perfumes claiming the same or even a better quality...
Taylor Wessing
In 2012, Vringo acquired a portfolio of approximately 500 patents from Nokia, including EP 1 186 119 B2. The Patent concerned a method for transmitting a sequence of symbols and was related to UMTS technology.
Taylor Wessing
There is a sizeable market for printer ink cartridges. HP brought the patent proceedings against Digital Revolution, one of the largest suppliers of original and generic cartridges in the Netherlands...
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
If an anonymous trader sells illegal e-books online, the internet service provider may be ordered to reveal the infringer's identity.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
A new Copyright Contract Act entered into force in the Netherlands on 1 July 2015. Its objective is to improve the contractual position of authors and performing artists.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The Dutch Supreme Court recently delivered its ruling in the GeenStijl/Sanoma case.
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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
For some time, it seemed the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patents would remain a distant prospect.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Hague District Court in the Netherlands rejected a claim brought by smartphone maker Archos alleging that Philips had abused its dominant position during negotiations concerning licenses on FRAND terms for SEPs.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The patentability of plant varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years. Despite some pro-patentability decisions by the European Patent Office...
Taylor Wessing
IPPZ is a company that develops software for health care professionals.
Taylor Wessing
On 30 November 2016 the Dutch District Court in The Hague has ruled in the case of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard v Benson Image et al.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
British participation in setting up the Unified Patent Court has been uncertain since the vote for Brexit in June 2016...
Taylor Wessing
Chanel and Coty have successfully acted against several Dutch companies trading under the name Bargello Perfumes. Bargello offered smell-a-like perfumes claiming the same or even a better quality...
Taylor Wessing
The Amsterdam District Court has decided that H&M infringed the trade mark rights of Jeans Centre by selling sweaters on which the sign CHIEF was displayed in large capitals...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
After the ruling Bavaria promptly sent Your Hosting 140 crates of beer after the judgment under the guise of "Everyone has earned a beer by now." This "little package" was much appreciated by Your Hosting.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The European Court of Justice has clarified that the posting of a hyperlink to unauthorised content protected by copyright and hosted by a third party may result in copyright infringement.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
In 2017, the focus will continue to be on the impact of the new Trade Secrets Directive and the expected realisation of the Unified Patent Court.
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