Region: Luxembourg

“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

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

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

Benelux Trademark Attorney Firm of the Year: Arnold & Siedsma

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Trademark procedures and strategies: Benelux

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

No separate trademark laws exist in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.

05 March 2020

Passing the baton: a new era at BOIP

As a new director general of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property takes over, a new era at the registry begins. To mark this change, representatives from the office look at what the future is likely to bring.

01 May 2019

Benelux Trademark Attorney Firm of the Year: Chiever

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2019

25 April 2019

Trademark procedures and strategies: Benelux

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/2020

The Benelux Convention does not provide for protection of unregistered trademarks, the only exception being the protection of well-known marks as prescribed by the Paris Convention.

12 September 2018

Well-known marks: approaches to fame in Europe

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

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