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CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright

European Union, Netherlands - November 13 2018 Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") decided that the taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection. The…

Lauren Delleman, Anne Marie Verschuur, Vincent Wellens.

New Protection for Trade Secrets

Belgium, European Union - September 25 2018 On 14 August, the Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of trade secrets was published in the Belgian State Gazette, finally providing a framework for…

Florence Verhoestraete, Anne Marie Verschuur, Vincent Wellens.

Debranding Before Import Not Allowed

European Union - August 2 2018 In a recent decision, Mitsubishi v Duma Forklifts and G.S. International (C-129/17), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Vincent Wellens.

EU Trade Marks Should Be Distinctive Throughout the EU, Not Just a Significant Part Thereof

European Union - July 31 2018 In 2007, Mondelez, which wanted to use the same shape for chocolate bars, filed an application with EUIPO seeking a declaration of invalidity…

Charles Gielen, Vincent Wellens.

CJEU Upholds Prohibition on the Sale of Luxury Goods via Branded Third-party Internet Platforms

European Union, Netherlands - December 7 2017 The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has just ruled, in the context of a selective distribution system for luxury goods, that contractual clauses…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Vincent Wellens.