Region: Netherlands

The in-house trademark department of 2027: preparing for an innovative future

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

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

Amsterdam Court of Appeal overturns sticker decision in dispute involving famous satirical TV show

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

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

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

“Different from other firms”: AB InBev in-house counsel departs to found Stobbs Netherlands

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

A “spectacular outcome” for H&M as Dutch Supreme Court rules in decades-long dispute with adidas

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

The BIBBY case: bad faith and bad karma

Samsung has prevailed in a dispute with EBB Development, owned by notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner, with the Court of Appeal of the Hague ruling that EBB had acted in bad faith when applying for the Benelux trademark BIBBY.

01 September 2021

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

Supreme Court: no additional circumstances required in the assessment of descriptive trade names

In this dispute between British cheese manufacturer Dairy Partners and Dutch dairy company DOC Dairy Partners, the Dutch Supreme Court has put an end to longstanding uncertainty concerning the protection of descriptive trade names.

31 March 2021

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

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