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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
Applying these principles to the case at hand, the ECJ first found that users of TPB were given access to copyright-protected works at all times and in all places.
Van Bael & Bellis
In 2012, Van Haeren started selling high-heeled women's shoes with red soles.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 June 2017, Justice Birss of the English High Court of Justice issued a "FRAND" injunction against Huawei in its longstanding licensing dispute pitting it against Unwired Planet, a US based patent assertion entity.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 27 April 2017, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels decided a case concerning the repackaging of parallel imported pharmaceuticals, in which it applied the so-called...
Van Bael & Bellis
The Referring Court stayed the proceedings and referred two questions for a preliminary ruling to the ECJ.
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.
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Van Bael & Bellis
Applying these principles to the case at hand, the ECJ first found that users of TPB were given access to copyright-protected works at all times and in all places.
Van Bael & Bellis
In 2012, Van Haeren started selling high-heeled women's shoes with red soles.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 June 2017, Justice Birss of the English High Court of Justice issued a "FRAND" injunction against Huawei in its longstanding licensing dispute pitting it against Unwired Planet, a US based patent assertion entity.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 27 April 2017, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels decided a case concerning the repackaging of parallel imported pharmaceuticals, in which it applied the so-called...
Van Bael & Bellis
The Referring Court stayed the proceedings and referred two questions for a preliminary ruling to the ECJ.
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
InBev brought a cease-and-desist action before the Court for infringement of its Jupiler trademark.
Van Bael & Bellis
According to Rundfunk, Edelweiss must thus pay the appropriate fees to obtain authorisation from the right holders.
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 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
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 GC observed, however, that the sign at hand was to be immediately and directly perceived by the relevant public as relating to body-building.
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