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The Court of Justice of the EU clarifies the assessment of position marks for services

European Union, Sweden - October 13 2020 The Court of Justice of the EU recently clarified the criteria to take into account when assessing the distinctive character of a position mark…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Vincent Wellens.

CJEU renders important decision on the liability of online platforms in trade mark infringement cases

European Union - April 6 2020 On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-567/18) clarifying the potential liability of Amazon and…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Colombe de Callataÿ, Vincent Wellens.

EU Copyright: lending out vehicles with radio receivers is not a “communication to the public”

European Union - April 2 2020 On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-753/18) in which the much-discussed concept of “”…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Sien Vandezande, Vincent Wellens.

Facilitating patent applications: no formal requirements for transfer of priority rights

European Union, Netherlands - August 16 2019 Recently the Court of Appeal of The Hague handed down an important decision on the issue of the transfer of priority rights under the European Patent…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Jeroen Boelens, Vincent Wellens.

Plain Cigarette Packaging in Belgium as from 1st January 2020

Belgium, European Union - June 24 2019 Plain packaging is gaining ground in Europe and around the world.…

Florence Verhoestraete.