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The algorithm of creation, is artificial intelligence an artist per se?

How are the works “created” by artificial intelligence protected in the face of the new resolutions adopted by the European Parliament? From Deepmind, an English company owned by Google, which has created a program capable of composing music without assistance, to Dreamwriter, a Chinese algorithm that became a victim to plagiarism in 2019, the contribution …

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Enforcement of a foreign judgment in the Netherlands

You have received a favourable judgment from a foreign court and wish to enforce it in the Netherlands. What possibilities does Dutch law offer to enforce decisions from foreign countries? Certainly, the recognition and enforcement of a non-European judgment in the Netherlands can be complex. This article provides a brief introduction to whether and under …

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Support for Companies in France

 In recent weeks, the world has been experiencing a completely new health situation. The coronavirus continues to spread, forcing some governments to take unprecedented measures. Thus, since 17 March 2020, following Italy and Spain, the French have been confined to their homes. Only those in necessary positions (medical world, supermarkets, etc.) continue to work. …

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in The Netherlands

With your company, you successfully and carefully create value with your intellectual property for years to come. The purpose of this article is to point out to you, as the owner of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, copyrights, designs and patents) in the Netherlands, the possibilities of enforcing these rights and of combating infringement. …

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The “use” requirement in trademark revocation cases in China

The “use” requirement in trademark revocation cases in China based on non-use for three consecutive years A trademark right is an intellectual property right that increases its value through actual use and the commercial benefits derived therefrom, meaning that its actual use by the trademark holder occurs out of a commercial need which therefore enhances …

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CETA: the dispute resolution system validated by the Court of Justice of the European Union

It was in autumn 2016 that the Walloon Region, through its Minister President Paul Magnette, vetoed the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) by the European Union. CETA, a trade agreement between the European Union and Canada aimed at stimulating trade and supporting growth and employment, aims to reduce tariffs and protect …

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