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Amendment to Dutch Patents Act (Rijksoctrooiwet) Allows for Extemporaneous Preparation of Medicine in Certain Circumstances

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 of a patent on a medicine. The exclusive right now includes an important exception in DPA Article 53(3): The exclusive right…does not extend to the … Continue Reading

Modernization of EU Copyright Rules: A Good Idea With Bad Results?

In a period of ongoing modernization of European legislation concerning the European Digital Single Market, the regulation of online copyright is a continuing concern. The proposed new copyright directive (‘the Copyright Directive’) would bring far-reaching changes to European copyright law and has been heavily debated by the member states over the last two years. It … Continue Reading

CJEU Renders Judgment: Taste is Not Protected by Copyright

In August 2018 we published a blog about a case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) concerning the possibility of copyright on taste of a food product. The special advisor of the CJEU, the Advocate General, advised that taste should not be protected by copyright. The main reason for this … Continue Reading

Hogere royaltyvergoeding filmmakers op grond van Bestseller bepaling in Auteurswet

Op 27 juli 2018 heeft de Geschillencommissie Auteurscontractenrecht (“Geschillencommissie”) voor het eerst een uitspraak gedaan over de bestseller bepaling. Op grond van deze bepaling in de Auteurswet hebben makers, zoals de schrijver van een film of boek, een regisseur, acteur, journalist of een ontwerper, recht op een hogere vergoeding indien de oorspronkelijk overeengekomen vergoeding niet … Continue Reading

EU and U.S. Legislation on International Data Transfers: Change and Challenges

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 the United States has come into force that also affects data transfers between the United States and the EU. This act, the Clarifying Overseas Use … Continue Reading
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