The Netherlands is known for its liberal approach to various things in life including pre-judgment attachments. Dutch law provides for very quick, ex-parte petition proceedings for obtaining leave to levy a conservatory attachment on the assets of a counterparty. The obvious advantage is that a claimant may be able to secure its claims based on […]
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Read here three of Brexit’s main impacts on EU contracts and EU trademarks/designs Photo: Rocco Dipoppa via Unsplash An EU trademark and an EU design give the holder rights for all countries of the European Union. With such a trademark or design, one can prohibit others from using a similar trademark or design in all […]
Article M.C. van Leyenhorst, ‘Staatsimmuniteit en de bestemming van goederen van vreemde staten’, BER 2020/159, SDU. Read more
The importance of proper trade name protection, (also) as a trademark Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images/Twitter. It was a historic weekend; Joe Biden beating President Trump in the U.S. presidential election on November 7, 2020. Of course, an endless amount of Tweets was published. For example, about the fact that at the time the media declared […]
The power of (well-known) trademarks, the reputation of a French brand and its advantage in a French court Foto: Steven Binotto (Unsplash) Various newspapers and websites (e.g. here, here and here) have reported on the legal battle between the French company Automobiles Citroën and the Swedish Polestar (a Volvo brand). The first model of the relatively […]
I.E.M. Verheijen, ‘17. Special foods – Food for specific groups (FSG)‘, in: EU Food Law Handbook, Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2020.
Legaltree lawyer Irene Verheijen appointed as the new president of the European Food Law Association (EFLA) in Brussels. On 1 October she was chosen as chair by the members for the coming two years. EFLA helps food law specialists keep a close eye on all the developments within their area of expertise. According to Irene […]
Following Brexit on 1 February 2020, the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 is rapidly approaching. At this stage it is still uncertain if an agreement between the EU and the UK will be reached on the period thereafter so the risk of a hard or no deal Brexit is increasing and […]
Foto: Thought Catalog A first introduction On 12 September 2020, a draft Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) was leaked to the press. While this is only a draft which hasn’t been adopted yet and it is only expected to apply from 18 months after its entering into force (so not before 2022), the draft […]
Earlier this week an interim decision of the The Hague Court of Appeal of 8 September 2020 was published, issued in enforcement proceedings between a Dutch ConocoPhillips entity as applicant and the Venezuelan state oil and gas company and one of its subsidiaries as respondents. The decision is perhaps unremarkable insofar as the court refused […]