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Trademark and design filings in the Benelux remained strong throughout the pandemic years, making it more crucial than ever to have a robust understanding of the unified trademark law and how to enforce rights.
27 October 2023
This is the first case in the Netherlands in which the claimant relied on the recent CJEU decision in Louboutin v Amazon.
19 September 2023
The Supreme Court has confirmed that the burden of proving the exhaustion of trademark rights was not reversed only because the trademark owner made use of an exclusive distribution system.
16 February 2023
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
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
Pieter van den Bulck – until recently the global director of intellectual property at AB InBev – shares the innovations that he sees as key for corporate trademark departments in the years ahead
27 September 2022
Following the Court of Appeal’s decision, the Jiskefet Encyclopedie - a book about a famous TV show that was written and published without the consent of the show’s producers - can again be sold in bookshops without a sticker or insert.
26 September 2022
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
In an interview with WTR, Pieter van den Bulck shares his excitement at the “daring move” to jump to an outside counsel role.
22 July 2022
The Dutch Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by adidas, ending a decades-long dispute with H&M Hennes & Mauritz over its use of a two-stripe mark.
11 October 2021
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