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In order to comply with the government measures, our offices are temporarily closed. However, our lawyers remain available by e-mail. You will find the e-mail addresses on the page "Lawyers". Do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to bruxelles@thales.be for more information. Thank you for your understanding. Thales Brussels

By |2020-04-08T10:21:39+01:0018/03/2020|Categories: Brussels|

Food law: Wat zijn mijn rechten en plichten? – Comeos

Our partner Grégory Sorreaux spoke at the seminar organized by Comeos, the Belgian Federation of Commerce and Service, on the liability of operators in the food sector. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to receive a copy of the slides used during the event. https://comeos.be/academyevent/292904/Food-law-Wat-zijn-mijn-rechten-en-plichten 

By |2019-12-17T15:24:11+01:0017/12/2019|Categories: Brussels, Food law|

Abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and misleading and agressive practices

Our partner Grégory Sorreaux wrote an article on the new B2B Act on abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and misleading and agressive practices. This article is co-authored with Denis Philippe (who wrote the part on unfair terms) and will be published soon in the legal journal DAOR. Click here to find the part written by Grégory Sorreaux. [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:31:48+01:0026/09/2019|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law|

Abus de dépendance économique, clauses abusives et pratiques du marché déloyales entre entreprises (23/9/19) – CRIDES

Our partner Grégory Sorreaux spoke about the new B2B Act on abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and misleading and agressive practices at the conference held by Université Saint-Louis on 23 September. https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/juri/crides/evenements/conference-la-loi-du-4-avril-2019-abus-de-dependance-economique-clauses-abusives-et-pratiques-de-marche-deloyales-entre-entreprises-23-9-19.html

By |2019-09-26T14:43:10+01:0026/09/2019|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law|

A new directive combatting unfair commercial practices in the food retail sector

The commercial practices of major food retailers have already been the subject of much discussion. The European Commission estimates that their abusive practices would cost agricultural and agri-food SMEs between €2.5 and €8 billion each year. For the first time, a European directive aims to put an end to certain practices considered unfair. Context and objectiveOne year after [...]

By |2019-06-06T10:40:35+01:0006/06/2019|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law|

THALES BRUSSELS RECRUITS – LAWYER IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIAL LAW

THALES BRUSSELS RECRUITS - LAWYER IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIAL LAW THALES is an independent law firm, based in Brussels, Namur and Antwerp and is part of an international network. THALES BRUSSELS advises and assists business actors through its integrated IP & Commercial, Tax, Labour & Employment and Corporate & Finance departments. We understand our clients’ needs and [...]

By |2019-05-16T15:52:35+01:0016/05/2019|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law|

Major change in the regulation of B2B relations- abuse of economic dependence and unfair terms between companies expressly prohibited

Starting from the observation that the current provisions of the Code of Economic Law would not make it possible to ensure an effective level of protection for companies in a position of weakness or even economic dependence on other companies, the Belgian legislator adopted on 21 March 2019 a new law introducing three sets of new rules into the [...]

By |2019-04-15T10:28:55+01:0015/04/2019|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law|

Ambush marketing : too smart to be good ?

Ambush marketing : too smart to be good ? «If you are travelling to Lillehammer, you'll need a passport, but you don't need a visa». This ad by American Express at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games, sponsored by Visa, was the first example of ambush marketing. More recently, we can mention Usain Bolt who wore his Puma shoes around the neck [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:46:22+01:0020/03/2018|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law|

GDPR: implementing rules are becoming clearer and clearer

The deadline for the entry into force of the General Regulation on Data Protection ("GDPR") on 25 May 2018 is fast approaching and it is becoming increasingly urgent to adopt the necessary measures to comply with it. New texts specify how fines will have to be precisely calculated, on the one hand, and how infringements will be prosecuted, on [...]

By |2017-12-22T14:53:06+01:0022/12/2017|Categories: Brussels, Corporate|

Nespresso’s weakening

Nespresso capsules : what else…than the end of IP protection  ? In 1986, food giant Nestlé revolutionized the world of coffee by introducing the Nespresso machine and premium portioned coffee, making it possible for every consumer to have an espresso at home. Since then, Nestlé used all the available means to protect its invention from its competitors and tried [...]

By |2017-09-21T16:40:41+01:0021/09/2017|Categories: Brussels, Commercial law, IP|
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