Tags: Intellectual Property

November 24, 2022

Can parallel importers (re)brand generic medicines? The CJEU limits the ‘room for manoeuvre’

If a branded medicine and its generic version are put on the EEA market by economically-linked undertakings, is a parallel importer then allowed to rebrand and repackage the imported generic version as the branded reference medicine? After the Brussels Court of Appeal had referred questions on this issue for a preliminary ruling two years ago, the CJEU has now clarified the limits.

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August 5, 2022

Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 3: New rules governing copyright contracts)

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR). The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).

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August 4, 2022

Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 2: New neighbouring right for press publishers & four new mandatory exceptions to copyright)

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR). The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).

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August 3, 2022

Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 1: Background & article 17 DSM directive)

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).

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June 23, 2021

WEBINAR VIDEO | IP UPDATE #4: TRADE SECRETS – BE AWARE AND BE PAREPARED

What is a trade secret? How does a trade secret differ from an intellectual property right and why choose one over the other? What measures should a company implement to best protect its trade secrets? What measures are available in the event of a breach and how can you ensure that the secret is not […]

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May 21, 2021

WEBINAR VIDEO | LUNCH & LEARN: LES ŒUVRES ET INVENTIONS DE COLLABORATION : COMMENT RÉGLER LA COPROPRIÉTÉ DES DROITS INTELLECTUELS 

Les situations de copropriété qui peuvent naître en matière de propriété intellectuelle, soit par l’effet de la loi, soit par la volonté des parties L’importance de régler contractuellement les droits et obligations des copropriétaires en la matière

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April 29, 2021

Influencers and IP rights: Top 5 most asked practical questions by brands

Although the effectiveness of influencer marketing is now well-established, many brands are still confused about its legal aspects.

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March 17, 2021

Hyperlinking and copyright law: effective technological measures are the key

The Court of Justice of the European Union has given a welcome answer to the question of under what circumstances embedding, by means of the technique of framing, should be regarded as a communication to the public that requires the copyright holder’s prior authorisation.

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January 14, 2021

Champagne: in victory, one deserves it!

On 21 December 2020, the Opposition Division of the EUIPO rejected the registration application for the ‘CHAMPAWS’ trade mark for pet beverages because it evoked the ‘CHAMPAGNE’ PDO.

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November 30, 2020

Precaution is not enough – CJEU finds that Cannabidiol (CBD) is not a narcotic drug

The legal status of CBD, a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, is murky. The Court has ruled that CBD is not a narcotic drug and that the principles of free movement apply.

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