NEWS-FLASH: Supreme Court declares cheerleader’s uniform eligible for copyright protection – Christine De Keersmaeker

Supreme court declares cheerleader’s uniform eligible for copyright protection  ( https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-866_0971.pdf ) Would our Belgian cheerleader’s uniforms also be eligible for copyright protection ? Yes, fashion garments can indeed benefit from copyright protection under Belgian law ( Book XI, Title 5 (in particular, Chapters 1 and 2) of the Belgian Economic Code, replacing the Belgian […]

Seminar on “Brussels, European Hub for International Associations – News & Updates

Antoine Druetz partner at KOAN Law Firm and Stéphanie Biden,  partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) will speak about: “Legal considerations for establishing a presence in Belgium” during the seminar organised by The Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom and Brussels Invest & Export, March 29, 2017, at the Ambassador’s residence in London. If […]

Info-Flash: “Communication au public par câble: ce qu’il faut retenir de l’arrêt AKM C. ZÜRS.NET rendu par la CJUE” – Agnès Maqua & Charlotte Beeckmans

La Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne – dans un arrêt de ce 16 mars 2017 (C-138/16 en cause : AKM versus Zürs.net) – confirme les principes relatifs à la Communication au Public, aujourd’hui bien établis. Après avoir rappelé (en se référant à multiples reprises à son arrêt du 31 mai 2016, Reha Training, C-117/15, EU : […]

New anonymous whistleblower tool for cartels and other anti-competitive practices: Catherine Smits & Sandrine Mathieu

The European Commission has launched a new whistleblower tool allowing individuals to report secret cartels and other anti-competitive practices to the Commission. Until now, the Commission relied substantially on its leniency programme which allows businesses to report cartels they were involved in for a reduced fine. The new tool gives the Commission an opportunity to […]

“GDPR: a pragmatic approach”, Agnès Maqua, Jan Decorte & Nicolas Hamblenne, training organised by ACC Belgium, 13 March 2017.

Summary Speakers: Jan Decorte, Agnès Maqua, Nicolas Hamblenne – General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) : What you need to know – Audit of Data Management in Practice – ACC’s Data Protection model. The purpose of the training is to understand the key concepts and principles of Privacy and Data Protection in a professional context. After […]

Le JEP retient l’HUMOUR et valide les publicités de LIDL : Agnès Maqua & Charlotte Beeckmans

Le Jury d’Ethique Publicitaire (JEP) a rendu sa décision au sujet de la dernière campagne publicitaire des chaînes de supermarchés Lidl, accusée de sexisme et est d’avis que« Le contenu de cette campagne humoristique est à ce point décalé, absurde et irréaliste que cette dernière ne peut raisonnablement pas être perçue au premier degré par le […]