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Precaution is not enough – CJEU finds that Cannabidiol (CBD) is not a narcotic drug (Altius)

Author: Philippe De Jong en Bregt Raus (Altius) Publication date: 30/11/2020 The legal status of CBD, a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, is murky. Certain Member States are more restrictive about it than others. The Court of Justice of the EU has very recently provided clarification in

2020-12-04T10:00:14+00:00 4 december 2020|Categories: Pharma & lifesciences|Tags: , , |

Groundbreaking decision of the CJEU on tax avoidance and beneficial ownership (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Loyens & Loeff Publication date: 26/02/2019 On 26 February 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgments in six cases which deal with the interpretation of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD) and the Interest & Royalties Directive (IRD, together the Directives). The CJEU stated that

2019-03-12T09:47:14+00:00 12 maart 2019|Categories: Directe belastingen Fiscaal recht|Tags: , , , |

CJEU rules on ‘tender shaping’ practices in the medical device sector (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Valentijn De Boe en Felix Feyt (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 10/01/2018 On 25 October 2018, the CJEU ruled in Case C-413/17 on the margin of discretion of contracting authorities to establish technical specifications in relation to medical devices. According to the CJEU, contacting authorities are free to refer to

2019-01-14T09:40:01+00:00 14 januari 2019|Categories: Medisch recht Overheidsopdrachten|Tags: , , |

Owners of Facebook Fan Pages warned by EU Court of Justice (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Stéphanie De Smedt (Loyens & Loeff) Date of publication: 11/07/2018 In its judgement of 5 June 2018, the EU Court of Justice (“CJEU”) had a clear message for owners of Facebook Fan Pages: because of your choice to use Facebook’s social network for your marketing activities, you are jointly responsible

2018-07-13T08:17:46+00:00 16 juli 2018|Categories: Privacy recht Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , , , |

The High Court on the right to be forgotten. Precise terms of delisting order to be finalised (GAVC Law)

Auteur: Geert Van Calster (GAVC Law)  Publicatiedatum: 24/04/2018 In [2018] EWHC 799 the High Court granted one and refused another delisting request, otherwise known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ following the CJEU’s judgment in Google Spain. Of interest to data protection lawyers Of interest to data protection lawyers is Warby

2018-05-04T14:41:34+00:00 4 mei 2018|Categories: Privacy recht Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , , |

Belgium : No Strict Liability for the Holder of an IP Right Enforcing a Descriptive Seizure (NautaDutilh)

Authors: Florence Verhoestraete, Tanguy de Haan en Christel Brion (NautaDutilh) Date of publication: 29/03/2018 On 28 February 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal rendered a decision in the Snowfall case on the issue of liability for harm caused by a so-called descriptive seizure (saisie-contrefaçon). The facts of the case can be summarised as

Merkinschrijving kleurencombinatie Red Bull nietig verklaard (Novagraaf)

Auteur: Ghislaine van Lieshout (Novagraaf) Publicatiedatum: 11/12/2017 Red Bull heeft in 2002 en 2010 Uniemerkaanvragen ingediend voor de gecombineerde kleuren blauw en zilver voor energiedranken. Het Gerecht van de Europese Unie (hierna: het Gerecht EU) heeft deze registraties onlangs nietig verklaard, omdat de merken onvoldoende nauwkeurig zijn weergegeven. Achtergrond Het merk Red Bull

2017-12-18T09:36:24+00:00 18 december 2017|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , |

CJEU Upholds Prohibition on the Sale of Luxury Goods via Branded Third-party Internet Platforms (NautaDutilh)

Authors: Herman Speyart, Anne Marie Verschuur, Tanguy de Haan en Vincent Wellens (NautaDutilh) Date of publication: 07/12/2017 The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has just ruled, in the context of a selective distribution system for luxury goods, that contractual clauses prohibiting authorised distributors from selling those goods on branded third-party Internet

Europese Erfrechtverordening. Hof van Justitie spreekt zich uit over de zakelijke uitwerking van legaten in andere lidstaten (Laga)

Auteurs: Alain Laurent Verbeke en Bart Verdickt (Laga) Publicatiedatum: 15/11/2017 Op 12 oktober 2017 heeft het Europees Hof van Justitie een eerste uitspraak gedaan over de Europese Erfrechtverordening (Kubicka, C-218/16). Een samenvatting van de feiten: een vrouw met de Poolse nationaliteit is onverdeeld mede-eigenaar van een onroerend goed in Duitsland, samen met haar man. Zij wil

Benefits (and some limitations) of Registered Community Designs : CJEU judgement in Nintendo case (Koan Law Firm)

Authors: Christine De Keersmaeker and Dietger Glorieux (Koan Law Firm) Date of publication: 13/10/2017 Introduction Recently, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its judgement in a case between Nintendo and BigBen Interactive (joined cases C-24/16 and C-25/16). The judgement is particularly interesting and demonstrates some of the benefits and

2017-10-23T07:59:27+00:00 23 oktober 2017|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |