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Katia De Clercq

Laboratoire de la Mer and Omega Pharma in disguised trademark infringement claim procedure

Intellectual Property - Belgium
GEVERS

In a dispute leading to a recent Ghent Company Court decision, Laboratoire de la Mer and Omega Pharma made a claim against – in their opinion – confusingly similar packaging for nasal sprays commercialised by Febelco and Axone Pharma.

Emma Van Caenegem

COVID-19: new record-keeping obligation and compliance check relating to foreign workers and self-employed individuals

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

As part of some new measures that aim to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government has imposed a new record-keeping obligation on certain employers and users which temporarily rely on foreign employees or self-employed individuals.

Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Litigation - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Martin J Valasek

Arbitrating disputes in pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sector during COVID-19 pandemic

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

COVID-19 is putting tremendous strain on the life sciences and healthcare sector.

Armand Aviges

Suspension of decision granting Baclocur market authorisation when decision is based on compromise rather than scientific knowledge

Healthcare & Life Sciences - France
Altana

Over the past two years, the French administrative courts have witnessed several proceedings concerning the use of Baclofen for alcohol-related disorders.

Bruno Floriani

Surprise! Rescission notice can be served in a pleading

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Ontario's Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) requires franchisors to provide adequate pre-contractual disclosure to potential franchisees, failing which a franchisee may be entitled to rescind its franchise agreement.

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