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Crocs killed its own design through public disclosure

Crocs killed its own design through public disclosure
20/03/2018

The General Court of the EU confirmed the cancellation of the registration for the famous design of Crocs clogs on the ground that it was disclosed to the public more than twelve months preceding the priority date.

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What Happened In 2016 / What To Expect In 2017?

What Happened In 2016 / What To Expect In 2017?
02/02/2017

2016 was a year full of developments in the IP, IT and Media fields. The beginning of this New Year gives us the opportunity to look back at the key legal developments of 2016 in these areas and to be well prepared for the major projects that await us in 2017.

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La fiscalité des droits intellectuels au Luxembourg: évolutions récentes et perspectives d’avenir

La fiscalité des droits intellectuels au Luxembourg: évolutions récentes et perspectives d’avenir
19/01/2016

Les sociétés luxembourgeoises sont en principe soumises à l’impôt sur le revenu des collectivités (ci-après « IRC ») de 21 % majoré par une contribution au fond pour l’emploi égale à 7% de l’IRC, et à l’impôt commercial communal (ci-après « ICC ») de 6.75% à Luxembourg ville. Le taux global d’imposition combiné s’élève ainsi à 29.22%.

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Luxembourg IP Revenues Tax Regime : taxpayers eligible on 30 June 2016 continue to benefit until 30 June 2021

Luxembourg IP Revenues Tax Regime : taxpayers eligible on 30 June 2016 continue to benefit until 30 June 2021
03/12/2015

The Luxembourg so-called 50bis Regime reduces the effective tax rate applicable to income from registered intellectual property and copyright protected software to approximately 5.85%. Following the OECD compromise on IP tax regimes that regime will be phased out: taxpayers eligible on 30 June 2016 will continue to benefit from this measure until 30 June 2021. There is thus still a window of opportunity to bring IP to Luxembourg and to benefit from the regime for another 5 years, especially if the migration takes place before 1 January 2016.

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The new council proposal of the Trade Secrets Directive

The new council proposal of the Trade Secrets Directive
21/07/2014

The draft directive introduces a common definition of trade secrets, as well as a means by which victims of trade secret misappropriation can seek redress. It will make it easier for national courts to deal with the misappropriation of confidential business information and to remove products that infringe trade secrets from the market.

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