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February 14, 2024

The authors of Ravel’s Boléro: Towards a revival of copyright in the Basque composer’s masterpiece?

A blog about Maurice Ravel on Valentine’s Day? No doubt we’ll be talking about Daphnis et Chloé or Don Quichotte à Dulcinée? Well, no. It’s obviously the Boléro that this post is about. The chef-d’oeuvre of the French composer is at the centre of a high-profile trial, the first hearing of which is scheduled to take place today before the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre. At issue is the possible reinstatement of this essential score in the private domain.

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February 8, 2024

WEBINAR VIDEO | A must-use tool for all businesses, to be handled with knowledge and caution to avoid any damage

During this webinar, Sophie Lens and Julie Peeters identify some of the issues associated with AI use within a company (such as with data protection, intellectual property and/or trade secrets) and look at the solutions that can be used in practice to deal with them and enable your company to reap AI’s full benefits while reducing the related risks.

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January 31, 2024

Changes in the law on marketing of veterinary medicines: what you need to know

Belgium is welcoming a significant development in the field of veterinary medicine law. The Act of 11 July 2023 containing various provisions on health, which entered into force on 8 September 2023, introduces changes across a wide spectrum of healthcare domains, which are encompassed in approximately 20 chapters.

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January 25, 2024

When is it too cold to work?

As winter settles in, the challenge of working in cold conditions becomes a significant consideration in the professional landscape. Cold working environments raise concerns about employee well-being and potential violations of occupational health and safety standards.

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January 22, 2024

EU Court of Justice: Parallel importer may not remove PPP batch number

This blog post mainly focuses on the CJEU’s findings regarding the responsibility of parallel importers for ensuring the display of the original batch number on the product packaging.

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January 15, 2024

2023 Belgian Competition Law round-up

In the following article, our Competition law experts guide you through the key events in Competition law from 2023.

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Size matters: pornographic websites Pornhub, Xvideos and Stripchat designated as Very Large Online Platforms

On 20 December 2023, the European Commission designated Pornhub, Xvideos and Stripchat, three widely-used porn sites, as ‘very large online platforms’ under the new Digital Services Act.

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January 10, 2024

Employers, be aware of the “hidden protection period” kick-off!

The “hidden protection period” is one of the most remarkable features of the social elections process. The hidden protection period is the period during which candidates already benefit from the specific dismissal protection, even though the candidate lists are only being disclosed to the employer 65 days later.

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January 9, 2024

Extension of the Belgian Reconciliation Procedure

Following the Act of 19 December 2023 (published on 27 December 2023), the legislator has introduced a reconciliation procedure in the commercial and labour courts as well as in the courts of appeal.

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January 8, 2024

Three changes in Belgian food law in 2023

In this short article, our food law experts look at two developments in Belgian food law that have taken place in 2023.

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Franchise network benchmark: 5 principles to bear in mind for a good reporting clause

In this blog post, we highlight 5 essential principles that need to be taken into account when drafting a reporting clause for benchmarking purposes that would be considered reasonable, relevant and valid under Belgian law.

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December 21, 2023

The 5 major changes in Belgian pharma law of 2023

In this article, our pharma law experts look back and discuss five noteworthy developments in Belgian pharma law.

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