Region: Belgium

“No justification”: study pushes back on proposals for EU GI domain name alert system

Study finds few domain disputes over GIs in the EU, CCTLD operators concerned about burden of proposed system.

20 January 2023

“Proud heritage, bright future” – what the Benelux IP Office has planned for 2023 and beyond

In an exclusive guest post, the deputy director general of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, Hugues Derème, reveals some of the upcoming initiatives the office has planned.

01 December 2022

Benelux: Trademark procedures and strategies

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2022/2023

The Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property does not provide for protection of unregistered trademarks, the only exception being the protection of well-known marks as prescribed by the Paris Convention. When no registration exists, no trademark rights can be invoked. Timely registration is therefore of the essence.

21 October 2022

Counterfeit hotspots in the Benelux region that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In a new edition from our long-running series on physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Benelux area.

05 September 2022

Exclusive roundtable – how four leading IP offices are cracking down on scams and fraudulent activity

Scams targeting trademark owners are fast becoming commonplace and increasingly sophisticated. Four leading IP offices share their insights on which scams are most prevalent, what you can do to stay safe, the resources on offer to help and how offices are collaborating across borders to fight fraudsters.

05 August 2021

“The bedrock of a good D&I strategy is listening to your team”: how Crowell & Moring is creating positive change in the workplace

Judith Bussé, counsel and a member of the Crowell & Moring IP group, reveals how the firm’s hiring practices and formal actions are part of a proactive effort to create positive change on a national and international level.

05 May 2021

Jurisdictional perspective: Benelux

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: The rise of mass filers and register clutter

Two trademark experts in the Netherlands – Turnstone attorney Michiel Haegens and Leeway attorney at law Jos Klaus – reflect on the impact of Gleissner’s activities on the Benelux IP ecosystem.

08 April 2021

Innovation at the Benelux IP Office: spotlight on cutting-edge tools and services

Featured in IP office tools and services

In an exclusive guest post, the Benelux IP Office reveals its innovative non-core tools and services for trademark users – and some of those planned for the future.

09 March 2021

NAPAPIJRI position mark protected by Brussels court

VF International, the owner of the NAPAPIJRI position mark for premium winter jackets, has prevailed in a dispute over the use of the figurative mark NORTH VALLEY in a similar position on winter jackets.

13 November 2020

Developing new tech solutions to fix vulnerabilities: exclusive interview with AB InBev’s Pieter van den Bulck

WTR hears how Anheuser-Busch InBev stays ahead of the curve for global protection and the innovative technology it has developed.

15 June 2020

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