Publications

 

Licensing of a European Union trademark

This publication will provide more information about the licensing of a European Union trademark. Both registered European Union trademarks and applications for registration of European Union trademarks may be the subject of license agreements (licenses). A trademark license is a contract under which the proprietor of the trademark or the trademark applicant (licensor) whilst retaining […]

 

Transfer of a European Union trademark

This publication will provide more information about the transfer of a European Union trademark. The transfer is a change in the ownership of a European Union trademark or a European Union trademark application. The transfer from one proprietor/applicant to another is mostly done by way of assignment or legal succession. It is important to note […]

 

What might be the consequences of copying the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy from another website?

Introduction Whether your business is already based on the Internet or you have just entered the Internet space, one of the ways to do this is to create and maintain your own website. You are probably aware that in order to meet the legal requirements, you need to inform the users of the website what […]

 

What personal data can potential employers require from job applicants? Term for storage of personal data of job applicants.

This publication will provide information on what personal data potential employers have the right to process from job applicants, as well as what is the term for storing of personal data of job applicants. What personal data do potential employers have the right to require from job applicants? Before answering the question, it is necessary […]

 

I-DEPOT – Reliable digital evidence of intellectual property assets

Introduction The Benelux Intellectual Property Office has developed and provided the i-DEPOT service, which is a register of information whose confidentiality has been maintained. Another similar service is WIPO PROOF, which was developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Anyone can take advantage of the service by depositing their information in a digital safe, as […]

 

Unsolicited commercial communications

This article will provide information on what unsolicited commercial communications are, as well as the fines and penalties for sending unsolicited commercial communications and how individuals can exercise their rights. Definition The Electronic Commerce Act defines commercial communications, which are advertising or other communications directly or indirectly representing the goods, services, or reputation of a […]

 

Reaching an agreement in trademark opposition proceedings. Withdrawal of an opposition.

Many trademarks have been registered over the years and more and more applications for trademarks are submitted every day. This often leads to a conflict of interests between different competitors, as they sometimes apply for registration similar to earlier trademarks, which leads to opposition from the owner of the earlier mark. Before the so-called adversarial […]

 

WIPO PROOF – Reliable digital evidence of intellectual property assets

Introduction In May 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched an entirely new online business service called WIPO PROOF. WIPO PROOF provides evidence through a digital fingerprint (token) containing the date and time of a digital file in order to verify the existence of this file at a certain point in time to avoid […]