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Taylor Wessing
Recently, we published this article about the key elements of the Dutch general foreign direct investment ("FDI") screening mechanism, known as the Investments...
Taylor Wessing
A trade mark is not registered lightly. To be eligible for registration, a trade mark must not only have distinctive character, it must also not conflict with an earlier trade mark.
Taylor Wessing
Mexx International B.V. (Mexx) brought proceedings against C&S Designs B.V. & G-maxx B.V. (G-maxx) for trade mark infringement, both companies active in the (online) fashion industry.
Taylor Wessing
The case law year started well for those interested in supplementary protection certificates ("SPCs") for patents and waivers thereof: on 23 January 2024...
Taylor Wessing
A trade mark provides the holder with benefits for use in commercial practices, as it can for example be used in advertisement. However, it is key to ensure that advertising meets...
Norton Rose Fulbright
We talk to Saskia Blokland, Managing Partner of our Amsterdam office and Laura Seiler, Director of Talent and Reward based in London, about their very different journeys to their career in a law firm.
L&E Global
On 13 March, Government Commissioner Mariëtte Hamer released the "Guide on Workplace Culture Change" for organizations dealing with sexual misconduct in the workplace.
L&E Global
In principle, the inclusion of a non-competition clause and a relationship clause in a fixed-term employment contract is not allowed unless the employer...
L&E Global
In recent years, criticism of non-competition and relationship clauses has significantly intensified. This is primarily attributed to the widespread misuse of non-competition or relationship clauses...
Osborne Clarke
On 20 March 2024, the District Court of Amsterdam delivered a judgment in a case between Stichting ter bevordering van de Fossielvrij-beweging...
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
‘There are many similarities between commercial disputes and commercial transaction negotiations', Van Dijk explains.
Novagraaf Group
Om beroep te kunnen doen op merkbescherming geldt in veel landen een gebruiksverplichting. Dit houdt in dat wanneer de houder van een merkregistratie zijn merk...
European Union
Norton Rose Fulbright
Recent developments in the European economic landscape, such as inflation, higher interest rates and strict regulations for commercial banks...
Novagraaf Group
Puma beschouwt het gebruik van de termen nitro, nitro-infusion of run on nitro van Brooks als merkinbreuk en beslist verder actie te ondernemen in Nederland.
Novagraaf Group
La décision rendue par le Centre d'Arbitrage et de Médiation de l'OMPI le 21 février 2024 nous montre un bel exemple de typosquatting.
Novagraaf Group
Dans une décision en date du 15 mars 2024, la chambre de recours de l'EUIPO a confirmé que la demande de marque « White Mochaccino » n'était pas distinctive et ne pouvait être enregistrée...
Novagraaf Group
Daarnaast kennen wij de zogenaamde niet-individuele merken, te splitsen in het Collectief Merk en het Certificeringsmerk.
Novagraaf Group
Een bijzondere inschrijving, het woordmerk FIT BOUTIQS voor diensten van fitnessclubs, maar merkenrechtelijk gezien van minimale waarde.
Novagraaf Group
Companies need to evolve to remain competitive and relevant in a fast-changing market, and the same applies to their brand assets.
Novagraaf Group
A partir du 1er avril 2024, l'OEB acceptera les signatures électroniques de manière plus large. Jusqu'à présent seules les signatures électroniques dites « qualifiées » étaient acceptées par l'office.
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