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Internet service providers can be required to block access to a website which infringes copyright

Belgium, European Union - November 27 2013 In an opinion rendered on 26 November 2013, the Advocate General confirmed, in effect, a ruling rendered by the Belgian Court of Cassation on 22…

Anne Marie Verschuur, 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.

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.

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.

The Court of Justice strengthens the uniform protection of unitary IP rights

European Union - October 2 2017 The Court of Justice has just rendered a crucial decision on the jurisdiction of the Community design and model courts over European co-defendants and…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Charles Gielen, Philippe Péters, Vincent Wellens.