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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 ...
Van Bael & Bellis
In a judgment of 28 February 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal (the "Court") held that, by failing to inform it that specific circumstances could cast doubt on the validity of the right at stake ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 2 March 2018, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels (Voorzitter van de Nederlandstalige rechtbank van koophandel te Brussel/Président ...
Van Bael & Bellis
Unlike the President, the Court of Appeal found no trade mark violation on any of the grounds relied on by InBev.
Van Bael & Bellis
Hence, the ECJ found that the German law infringed both the InfoSoc Directive and the Enforcement Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
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.
Van Bael & Bellis
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 ...
Van Bael & Bellis
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.
Van Bael & Bellis
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 ...
Van Bael & Bellis
Instead, a definition must be provided by considering the usual meaning of the word ‘shape' in everyday language.
Van Bael & Bellis
In reaching this conclusion, the Court referred to the Belgian regulatory framework which embraces the principle of "therapeutic freedom" which, as a rule, prohibits substitution in the deliverance of medicines.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Protocol contains almost exclusively provisions the implementation of which is mandatory under the Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
This ruling is an important victory for Adidas in its long-running dispute with SB.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 6 February 2018, Advocate General Szpunar (the "AG") issued a second opinion in the dispute opposing Christian Louboutin ("Louboutin") against Van Haeren Schoenen BV ("Van Haeren") .
Van Bael & Bellis
This counterclaim was withdrawn when the Spanish Competition Authority began an investigation into Schweppes's behaviour.
Van Bael & Bellis
As a result, the General Court upheld the invalidation of Red Bull's silver and blue trade marks.
Van Bael & Bellis
The ECJ now largely follows AG Mengozzi's views.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 16 November 2017, the Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office reversed the EUIPO examiner's refusal to register a portrait photograph of the Dutch model Maartje Verhoef as an EUTM for a large number of products and services.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 29 November 2017, the European Commission presented an intricate set of policy documents designed to increase the level of protection afforded by intellectual property rights in the European Union.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 October 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down a judgment in a case concerning the genuine use requirement for trade marks.
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Van Bael & Bellis
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 ...
Van Bael & Bellis
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.
Van Bael & Bellis
This counterclaim was withdrawn when the Spanish Competition Authority began an investigation into Schweppes's behaviour.
Van Bael & Bellis
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 ...
Van Bael & Bellis
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 ...
Van Bael & Bellis
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.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 October 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down a judgment in a case concerning the genuine use requirement for trade marks.
Van Bael & Bellis
Instead, a definition must be provided by considering the usual meaning of the word ‘shape' in everyday language.
Van Bael & Bellis
In reaching this conclusion, the Court referred to the Belgian regulatory framework which embraces the principle of "therapeutic freedom" which, as a rule, prohibits substitution in the deliverance of medicines.
Van Bael & Bellis
According to Rundfunk, Edelweiss must thus pay the appropriate fees to obtain authorisation from the right holders.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 6 February 2018, Advocate General Szpunar (the "AG") issued a second opinion in the dispute opposing Christian Louboutin ("Louboutin") against Van Haeren Schoenen BV ("Van Haeren") .
Van Bael & Bellis
As a result, the General Court upheld the invalidation of Red Bull's silver and blue trade marks.
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