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28/07/2014 12:07
On 25th July 2014, Bart Van Besien was appointed as an Arbiter ('Panelist') in domainname disputes by the "Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre" (ADNDRC, with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur).  Bart is also an arbiter or panelist in domain name disputes with Cepani...
24/04/2014 09:57
The European Union's Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights recently launched a survey on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. The IPR Survey will run until 10 June 2014. All users of Intellectual Property are invited to...
06/02/2014 20:05
If you want to register a Benelux trademark, you can apply directly for your trademark online on the site of the BOIP. The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) is the official body for the registration of trademarks and designs in the Benelux.  Completion of all formalities takes on...
06/02/2014 19:41
In the course of 2014, the Belgian Copyright Act will be integrated into the new "Code of Economic Law." It is the intention of the Belgian lawmakers to bring all federal economic legislation, including copyright but excluding trademark law (which is covered by the Benelux Convention on...
04/02/2014 17:37
It is a pleasure to announce that I have been appointed as an arbitrator ('panelist' or 'third-party decider') in domain name disputes with the National Arbitration Forum ('Forum' - USA) and the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation ('Cepani' - Belgium).  Author: Bart Van Besien Finnian...
22/01/2014 16:29
If you are a trademark owner, and you find that someone else has registered a domain name identical or confusingly similar to your own trademark, you may consider filing a domain name dispute before a special arbitration centre (or before a regular court).   Uniform Domain-Name Dispute...
22/01/2014 16:28
In this article, I summarize the different ways to recover a Belgian “.be” internet domain name.   In Belgium, there are two ways to recover a domain name that is registered by someone else. The first way is the “alternative dispute resolution” (“ADR”) service provided by Cepina[1] (for .be...
22/01/2014 16:16
If you are a trademark owner, and you find that someone else has registered a domain name identical or confusingly similar to your own trademark, you may consider filing a domain name dispute before a special arbitration centre (or before a regular court).   Uniform Domain-Name Dispute...
22/01/2014 16:13
In this article, I summarize how you can recover a .eu domain name.   A .eu domain name can be challenged either via a specific ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) procedure or in a regular court.   ADR procedure for .eu domain name disputes   In practice, most people choose for the...
21/01/2014 14:17
In this article, I summarize how you can recover a .eu domain name.   A .eu domain name can be challenged either via a specific ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) procedure or in a regular court.   ADR procedure for .eu domain name disputes   In practice, most people choose for the...
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