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Josje Koehof

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Benelux trademark law now in line with EU Trade Marks Directive

Today, the amended Benelux-Convention on Intellectual Property (“BCIP”) will enter into force, bringing Benelux trademark law in line with the European Trade Marks Directive. We have summarized the most important changes below. New possibilities for non-conventional marks One of the most important changes to the BCIP is the deletion of the requirement of graphical representation,

EU: Mark your calendars, Benelux trademark law is changing

As of 1 June 2018, the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (“BCIP’) will be amended, giving the Benelux-Office for IP (“BOIP”) new authorities, and expanding the authority of the Benelux Court of Justice. We have summarized the most important changes below. Cancellation proceedings Cancellation proceedings of a Benelux trademark (either on absolute grounds, non usus

Vloggers now also followed by the Dutch Media Authority

Vlogging (“video blogging”) has become extremely popular over the last couple of years. It does not come as a surprise that considerably more companies seem to find their way to vlog-advertising. During her Television interview on the well-known Dutch TV Show “Kassa” of Monday 21 November 2016, Mrs De Cock Buning, chairman of the Dutch