Intellectual Property Litigation

On March 26, the parliament of the European Union approved the “Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market”, one of the most heavily disputed legislative acts in EU history.
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Article 53 (3) Dutch Patents Act

As of Feb. 1, 2019, the Dutch Patents Act 1995 (DPA) was amended to include a limitation of the exclusive right of the holder
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The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has brought important changes to the legal grounds for data transfers between the EU and the United States. Simultaneously, a new act in
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On 25 July 2018 an important legal opinion was rendered in a high-profile case regarding the possibility of copyright on taste. In this legal opinion the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) was advised by a special advisor, the ‘Advocate General’. He is of the opinion that taste should not be protected by copyright.
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