by Silvie Wertwijn & Micheline Don | 23 June 2020 | Intellectual Property
Under ‘portrait law’ the appearance of a person is protected and one should not simply use a recognizable image of someone else. If this does happen, then the person portrayed may oppose this, provided he has a reasonable interest in this.
by Silvie Wertwijn & Micheline Don | 17 March 2020 | Intellectual PropertyNews A Jingle as Trademark? 17 March 2020 – Silvie Wertwijn, Micheline Don Last year we already informed in our Newsletter that since March 2019 registration of a mark no longer requires graphical representation. However, the condition that the mark... read more
by Silvie Wertwijn & Micheline Don | 25 April 2019 | Intellectual Property
Based on the new European Trademark Directive and further harmonization of trademark law at EU level, the new Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property has been amended and entered into force on 1 March 2019. The main changes read as follows.
by Micheline Don | 20 February 2018 | Intellectual Property
From 9 June 2018, the European Trade Secrets Directive has to be part of Dutch law. The bill is at present being debated. The new law should give holders of trade secrets more possibilities to act against unlawful use of their trade secrets.
by Micheline Don | 5 December 2017 | Commercial contracts
For those who are involved in or getting involved in litigation, the following aspects are worth knowing. Independent claim unregistered licensee. A manufacturer or trademark proprietor has given a customer a license in order to put products or services on the market using his European Union trademark or design right.