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New Copyright Directive 2019/790 has been implemented into Luxembourg law

New Copyright Directive 2019/790 has been implemented into Luxembourg law
08/04/2022

On 1 April 2022, the bill implementing the EU directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market was finally adopted.

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European Electronic Communication Code adopted

European Electronic Communication Code adopted
11/01/2022

The Law of 17 December 2021 on electronic communications networks and services  (the "Law") was published on 22 December 2021 and came into force on 26 December 2021. It repeals the former regime set out by the Law of 27 February 2011 on electronic communications networks and services.

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Luxembourg IP Box tax regime : end of the transition period

Luxembourg IP Box tax regime : end of the transition period
09/07/2021

On 22nd March 2018, Luxembourg had adopted a new ‘’IP Box’’ regime applicable to income (including capital gains) derived from eligible intellectual property (‘’IP’’) rights to align itself with international tax recommendations

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Brexit: European Union Trademarks – Situation as from 1 January 2021

Brexit: European Union Trademarks – Situation as from 1 January 2021
11/12/2020

The United Kingdom (“UK”) left the European Union (“EU”) on 31 January 2020 and Brexit’s transition period will end on 31 December 2020. Here is what will change for EU trademarks (“EUTM”) starting on 1 January 2021

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COVID 19 - Extension of deadlines before the Benelux and the European Union intellectual property offices

COVID 19 - Extension of deadlines before the Benelux and the European Union intellectual property offices
07/05/2020

Due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (the “BOIP”) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (the “EUIPO”) have decided to extend the deadlines in connection with procedures

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CJEU renders important decision on the liability of online platforms in trade mark infringement cases

CJEU renders important decision on the liability of online platforms in trade mark infringement cases
07/04/2020

On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-567/18) clarifying the potential liability of Amazon and other operators of online platforms for trade mark infringement. 

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EU Copyright: lending out vehicles with radio receivers is not a “communication to the public”

EU Copyright: lending out vehicles with radio receivers is not a “communication to the public”
03/04/2020

On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-753/18) in which the much-discussed concept of “communication to the public”, relevant for copyright-protected works in the EU, is further elucidated. 

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Facilitating patent applications:  no formal requirements for transfer of priority rights

Facilitating patent applications: no formal requirements for transfer of priority rights
19/08/2019

Recently the Court of Appeal of The Hague handed down an important decision on the issue of the transfer of priority rights under the European Patent Convention ("EPC"), which is a first in the Netherlands.

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Update on the Implementation of Directive on Trade Secrets

Update on the Implementation of Directive on Trade Secrets
18/01/2019

Business secrets have long been poorly protected and difficult to defend compared to intellectual property rights (including patents, copyrights and trademarks). 

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Implementation into Luxembourg law of EU Directive 2016/943 on trade secrets

Implementation into Luxembourg law of EU Directive 2016/943 on trade secrets
07/09/2018

Although the implementation should have been enacted by 9 June 2018, Luxembourg has finally published, on 13 August, the first draft bill implementing Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information. 

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