Webinars for IP professionals

In November and December we have given three webinars to update you on the latest developments in the field of trademarks in the Benelux from BOIP's perspective. The aim of the webinars is to provide you with useful tips for your practice. Below you will find a summary of each webinar, as well as the recordings.

Bad faith

The principle of ‘bad faith’ has now been dealt with in a number of different cancellation decisions at BOIP. When is there question of ‘bad faith’ and how does it have to be demonstrated? 

Presentation by

Michiel Haegens (partner at Turnstone and former President of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM) and Camille Janssen (senior lawyer at BOIP).

Replay Bad Faith

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Bad faith


New types of trademark

What is the current situation regarding the new types of trademark? How do these types of trademark compare with the more traditional trademarks, and what do you have to look out for when registering them? 

New types of trademark

Presentation by

Ellen Gevers (partner at Knijff and secretary of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM)) and Pieter Veeze (senior lawyer at BOIP)

Replay New types of trademarks

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Annual overview of opposition and cancellation case law

In this webinar, different decisions from the past year will be discussed in which practical issues concerning proof of use, the principle of hearing both sides of the argument and the need for an extra round were relevant.

Presentation by

Eline Schiebroek (lawyer at BOIP) and Pieter Veeze (senior lawyer at BOIP) 

Replay Annual overview of opposition and cancellation case law

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Annual overview of opposition and cancellation case law


If you have any questions about these webinars, please mail your questions to legal@boip.int

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