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28/03/2023
European Par­lia­ment and Coun­cil ready to start ne­go­ti­ations on EU Data...
In Feb­ru­ary 2022 the European Com­mis­sion presen­ted its pro­pos­al for the EU Data Act, which – if ad­op­ted - will in­tro­duce a far-reach­ing leg­al re­gime on ac­cess to and use of non-per­son­al data in the...
24/03/2023
Mar­ket Court partly an­nuls Bel­gian Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity de­cision on a...
Fol­low­ing an en­quiry ini­ti­ated in 2017 and dawn raids car­ried out the same year, the Com­pet­i­tion Col­lege of the Bel­gian Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity con­cluded on 13 April 2022 its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to il­leg­al...
23/03/2023
European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) dig­ging its heals in over the need for de­scrip­tion...
As a com­ple­ment to the 10th edi­tion of the EPO "Case Law of the Boards of Ap­peal" (CLB), the EPO has pub­lished an An­nu­al Re­view con­tain­ing sum­mar­ies of de­cisions from 2022. The re­view provides a them­at­ic...
22/03/2023
European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) level of dis­clos­ure re­quired for an­ti­bod­ies...
As a com­ple­ment to the 10th edi­tion of the EPO "Case Law of the Boards of Ap­peal" (CLB), the EPO has pub­lished an An­nu­al Re­view con­tain­ing sum­mar­ies of de­cisions from 2022. The re­view provides a them­at­ic...
22/03/2023
CMS European M&A Study 2023
The CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 15th edi­tion of the European M&A Study
22/03/2023
Bel­gian Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity pub­lishes amicus curi­ae on ab­uses of dom­in­ance...
On 20 March 2023, the Bel­gian Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity (BCA) pub­lished the amicus curi­ae rendered in an in­junc­tion ac­tion brought be­fore the Busi­ness Court of Brus­sels by Tun­stall against Victrix in the...
21/03/2023
Is a pa­tient in a clin­ic­al tri­al con­sidered to be a mem­ber of the pub­lic...
In T 0670/20, the ques­tion was wheth­er the in­tern­al struc­ture of medi­cin­al tab­lets had been made avail­able to the pub­lic by pa­tients tak­ing part in clin­ic­al tri­als in­volving ad­min­is­tra­tion of the tab­lets...
21/03/2023
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Bel­gi­um
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? Yes, the "whis­tleblower dir­ect­ive" 2019/1937 of the European Par­lia­ment and Coun­cil was trans­posed in Bel­gi­um in­to two laws, one for the private...
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20/03/2023
Out with the old, in with the new? Con­sid­er­a­tions for pat­entees in opt­ing...
So far in this series of blog posts, we began with an art­icle that high­lighted some of the key changes between the cur­rent European sys­tem of pat­ent pro­sec­u­tion and en­force­ment and the new Unit­ary Pat­ent...
20/03/2023
UK An­nounces it will be­come a party to the Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation
It has been an­nounced that the UK will be­come a party to the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation (the “Singa­pore Con­ven­tion”), as an “im­port­ant...
17/03/2023
Bel­gi­um: first phase of tax re­form pro­ject
Bel­gi­um's Min­is­ter of Fin­ance, Vin­cent Van Peteghem, re­cently de­tailed his plan for the first phase of Bel­gian tax re­form, which is sched­uled to come in­to ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2024.The fol­low­ing art­icle...
17/03/2023
Bel­gi­um levels re­strict­ive con­di­tions on the com­mer­cial­isa­tion of vir­tu­al...
As a res­ult of a new reg­u­la­tion, any ad­vert­ise­ment com­mer­cial­ising vir­tu­al coins in Bel­gi­um and dis­trib­uted to con­sumers must take in­to ac­count a num­ber of ob­lig­a­tions con­sist­ing of both sub­stant­ive rules...