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May 30, 2023

The Arbitrability of Distributorship Law Disputes in Belgium: a reversal of case law

On 7 April 2023, the Belgian Cour de Cassation reversed its long standing case law and decided that (from now on) disputes concerning the termination of exclusive distribution agreements are eligible to be settled by arbitration.

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May 5, 2023

EU harmonizes THC limits in hemp seed (food) as from 1 January 2023 – Update Belgium

The EU regulator has harmonized the maximum levels for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in hemp seeds throughout the Union within the food contaminants framework.

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May 2, 2023

The recent tax and social security reforms on copyright income: what employers need to know

Following an intense debate, the legislator introduced a new tax scheme applicable to copyright income. Main raison for this initiative is the assumed abuse of the until then beneficial tax regime. Under the amended tax rules, employees still qualify for the special tax scheme, but with a stricter legal framework.

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April 25, 2023

Belgium confirms its adoption of the Framework Agreement on Cross-border Telework

Given the upcoming transition period expiry on 30 June 2023, the long-awaited Framework Agreement on Cross-border Telework was recently published.

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April 24, 2023

EU passes sweeping due diligence rules on deforestation-free supply chains for products such as cocoa, coffee and soy

An EU Regulation on the making available on the Union market as well as export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (“Deforestation Regulation”) was agreed upon by the EU legislators in December 2022. The European Parliament has now green-lighted the Provisional Agreement at this month’s plenary session.

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April 4, 2023

The Belgian Competition Authority reimposes the same fine on Caudalie after its first decision was quashed by the Brussels Market Court

On 18 January 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) reimposed a fine of EUR 859,310 on three undertakings of the Caudalie group for imposing retail prices and restricting active and passive sales.

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March 31, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | IP license agreements: common pitfalls and key issues

In this webinar, Bart Bollen and Bregt Raus share with you the traps and mistakes that companies make when licensing their intellectual property.

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March 20, 2023

IP license agreements: common pitfalls and key issues

Learn how to identify and address key issues in licensing agreements to avoid legal headaches!

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March 14, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | The N°1, healthy, rich in learning webinar about claims

During this session, Mathieu Maniet, François Lambert and Karel Martens discuss the rules for No. 1 claims, cosmetic claims and health and nutrition claims, and give you an overview of the most important issues as well as practical guidelines.

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Trademark protection in Web 3.0: Lessons from the Hermès vs. MetaBirkins case

On 8 February 2023, a New York jury delivered its long-awaited verdict in a case brought by the French luxury brand Hermès, against the artist Mason Rothschild.

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March 9, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | Digital Law Series #19: Keeping up with GDPR

In this Digital Law Series, Gerrit Vandendriessche and Quentin Fontaine put the spotlight on GDPR and data protection developments.

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February 28, 2023

The N°1, healthy, rich in learning webinar about claims

Is your product a No.1 seller? Good for your health or rich in fiber? Does it contain no parabens? Do you want to shout it loudly from the rooftops or at least on your packaging?

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