The Belgian courts, formerly best known for the torpedo non-infringement action, have
recently adopted a more pro-patentee approach. Bruno Vandermeulen of Bird & Bird
in Brussels explains the latest developments
Wouter Pors of Bird & Bird in The Hague examines the advantages of initiating
litigation on trade marks and designs in the Netherlands, and argues that the country
is a good option for owners of Benelux or Community rights
The Dutch courts offer many attractions to European litigants. Freshfields Bruckhaus
Deringer explains the benefits of bringing patent cases in the Netherlands
François Gevers and Claude Quintelier of Gevers discuss the attractiveness of
patents in Belgium
Dominique Kaesmacher, Lionel Duez and Anne Gaëlle Peters of Kirkpatrick in
Brussels explain how the description seizure and Customs seizure can be useful tools
for trade mark owners in Belgium
Jeroen Cornelis and Louise E Scheffer of Nederlandsch Octrooibureau provide tips
on filing Benelux trade mark applications and using the new opposition procedure
Customs authorities provide an effective weapon against counterfeit goods in Europe.
Jasper Helder and Francis van Velsen of Simmons & Simmons in Rotterdam
examine their relevance in defending patent rights
Shareholders and directors increasingly expect IP rights to contribute additional
revenues and be managed as a business. Lex van Wijk of Vereenigde provides
strategic tips on managing patent assets in technology-based companies
November / December 2019
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