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In our latest round-up, we look at a study showing the scale of illicit alcohol, a Counterfeit Mini ad being lauded, luxury brands' increasing use of sound design in their products, and much more.
09 November 2018
National IP offices within the European Union, key trademark associations and leading filing law firms in the EU react to the appointment of Christian Archambeau as the new executive director of the EUIPO.
02 October 2018
In the first of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the past two years.
23 August 2018
Trademark departments have a key role to play in the wake of tragic events, with one expert telling us that defensive filings should be “a primary prevention tool” against opportunists
03 August 2018
Obtaining well-known status for a trademark can be a powerful tool for rights holders. In the third of a three part series, this article considers the best route in key European jurisdictions
20 July 2018
Belgium is a party to all major international agreements in the IP field, including the Paris Convention, the Berne Convention and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. In addition, the main substantive IP laws applicable in Belgium are contained in national laws, EU regulations and a Benelux convention.
18 May 2017
Globalisation has added significant complexities to international trade and global supply chains. In this environment, customs authorities across the world have a unique role in achieving balance between regulation and trade facilitation.
27 April 2016
The Antwerp Commercial Court has held that, when assessing the similarity between a registered trademark and a sign in an infringement action, the trademark can be assessed only as registered (ie, greyscale in the present case). The court's reasoning with regard to the protection afforded to greyscale trademarks is debatable and is likely to be contradicted by higher courts.
16 July 2015
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