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EU Commission evaluation of EU legislation on design protection

European Union - December 22 2020 In 2014, the Commission launched its first overall evaluation since the 1998 Design Directive and 2002 Community Design Regulation became effective…

Camille Vanpeteghem.

Implementation of the Trade Secret Directive - Some comments from Belgium

Belgium - January 27 2020 In the third of our series of articles written by members of our International Trade Secrets Group, and intended to highlight particular points to…

Alizee Jolie.

Manufacturing and stockpiling waiver set to limit rights of holders of SPCs for medicines

Belgium, European Union - May 10 2019 On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament approved, by a large majority, an amendment of the Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates…

Charlotte Haine.

Trade Secrets Directive now implemented in Belgium

Belgium - September 12 2018 On 24 August 2018, the Belgian Act of 30 July 2018 on the Protection of Trade Secrets ('Act on Trade Secrets') entered into force. This Act implements…

Anton Aerts.

Europe: seeking competitive research exemptions in view of the UPC Agreement - the Belgian example

European Union - May 8 2018 Despite its modest size, Belgium is remarkably at the top of the table in the EU for R&D and clinical trials. Out of the estimated 4,000…

Nicolas Carbonnelle.