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Van Bael & Bellis
On 30 March 2016, the President of the Commercial Court of Antwerp (the "President") gave its ruling in a dispute relating to the use of protected trademarks as a domain name by a third party.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 28 July 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") issued an important judgment on the recovery of legal fees.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 3 June 2016, the Court of Appeal of Brussels denied the Belgian Association for Authors, Composers and Publishers the right to collect remuneration for communication to the public from internet service providers.
Van Bael & Bellis
This decision is still open to appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 16 November 2015, the Mons Court of Appeal (the "Court") handed down a judgment in a dispute between Verabel, a trademark holder, and Verandas Confort, which used the word 'Verabel' as a Google AdWord.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 March 2016, the Government submitted to the Chamber of Representatives a bill on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health.
Van Bael & Bellis
InBev brought a cease-and-desist action before the Court for infringement of its Jupiler trademark.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 12 November 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave judgment in a dispute that had arisen between Hewlett-Packard Belgium and Reprobel.
Van Bael & Bellis
SABAM considered that SBS makes an act of communication to the public and, as such, is responsible to secure a licence from (and pay the relevant licence fee to) right holders.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 16 September 2015, the Court of Appeal of Brussels applied the reasoning adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in UsedSoft to a case relating to the delivery of defective software programs.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Opinion finds that a media player integrating illegal hyperlinks to copyright protected works infringes the rights of the right holders of these works.
Van Bael & Bellis
According to Rundfunk, Edelweiss must thus pay the appropriate fees to obtain authorisation from the right holders.
Van Bael & Bellis
Following this decision, the European Parliament asked the Commission in December 2015 to look into the patentability of these products.
Van Bael & Bellis
First, the Court looked at Cadbury's assertion that the trade mark had not been used with respect to all the relevant goods.
Van Bael & Bellis
The case will now go back to the national court, which must deliver a decision in line with the ECJ's interpretation of the Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
The GC observed, however, that the sign at hand was to be immediately and directly perceived by the relevant public as relating to body-building.
Gowling WLG
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued an important ruling for the recoverability of legal costs in intellectual property litigation.
Van Bael & Bellis
Under the Trade Secrets Directive, trade secrets are protected against unlawful acquisition as well as unlawful use and disclosure.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 24 February 2016, the EU General Court ("GC") gave judgment on the validity of the trade mark registration by The Coca-Cola Company ("Coca-Cola") for the shape of Coca-Cola's contour bottle.
Van Bael & Bellis
First, the European Commission aims to ensure a wider access to online content across Europe.
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Van Bael & Bellis
The case will now go back to the national court, which must deliver a decision in line with the ECJ's interpretation of the Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 14 September 2015, the Court of Appeal of Mons permitted parallel imported pharmaceutical products to be repackaged and sold in package sizes that are predominant on the Belgian market.
Van Bael & Bellis
This decision is still open to appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Van Bael & Bellis
The GC observed, however, that the sign at hand was to be immediately and directly perceived by the relevant public as relating to body-building.
Crowell & Moring
To make the EU even more attractive for business, the European institutions have recently reached a provisional agreement on reforms to modernize the European trademark law system.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 30 March 2016, the President of the Commercial Court of Antwerp (the "President") gave its ruling in a dispute relating to the use of protected trademarks as a domain name by a third party.
Gowling WLG
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued an important ruling for the recoverability of legal costs in intellectual property litigation.
Van Bael & Bellis
Bacardi had not consented to the marketing of the goods at issue in the EEA and claimed infringement of its Benelux trade marks.
Van Bael & Bellis
The underlying national proceedings pitted two Chinese telecommunications firms, Huawei and ZTE, against each other.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 June 2015, Advocate General Cruz Villalón delivered an opinion on a request for a preliminary ruling from the Brussels Court of Appeal in a case between Hewlett-Packard Belgium and Reprobel.
Crowell & Moring
The judgment responds to a request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Landgericht (Regional Court) Düsseldorf in Germany (the "Landgericht") dated March 21, 2013.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 16 November 2015, the Mons Court of Appeal (the "Court") handed down a judgment in a dispute between Verabel, a trademark holder, and Verandas Confort, which used the word 'Verabel' as a Google AdWord.
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