The Dutch Franchise Act: amend existing agreements before 1 January 2023!

A number of provisions of the Dutch Franchise Act took effect immediately on 1 January 2021. The other provisions must be fully implemented as of 1 January 2023 in the …Read MoreRead More

New EU rules for distribution agreements per June 1, 2022

The European rules for distribution agreements and online platforms have been modernized. On 1 June 2022, a new block exemption regulation for vertical agreements entered into force. This concerns the …Read MoreRead More

Another dispute between former trading partners

In the ruling of the District Court of The Hague dated April 19, 2022, we are again dealing with a dispute between two former trading partners. Spyra is engaged in the …Read MoreRead More

Impossible Burger vs Incredible Burger

The Hague Court of Appeal ruled on April 12, 2022 that INCREDIBLE BURGER infringes the EU word mark IMPOSSIBLE BURGER. IF is an American company founded in 2011 that manufactures plant-based …Read MoreRead More

Dispute between former trading partners over a toilet cleaner

What was going on in this March 15, 2022 ruling by the Den Bosch Court of Appeal? Milieu Nationale is a wholesaler in the field of cleaning products and has …Read MoreRead More

Vienna Sales Convention and the risks of goods

The Rotterdam District Court issued an interesting judgment on March 9, 2022. The case was about the following issue: Medical agreed with E2C that E2C would provide the transportation of  Covid …Read MoreRead More

Benefits of selective distribution

Exclusive distributors are increasingly affected by webshops that offer lower prices in their exclusive area. Just think of the online sales platforms, such as Marktplaats, Ebay, Bol, Amazon, Alibaba and …Read MoreRead More

Parallel trade

Official resellers of branded products are increasingly confronted with parallel trade. In parallel trade, the branded products are imported without permission of the manufacturer or brand owner of the original …Read MoreRead More

New copyright contract law

In June 2021, important copyright contract rules regarding the relation between creators, authors, performers and their contractual counterparts, the operators (publishers and broadcasters) came into law. These contractual counterparts are …Read MoreRead More

IP rights, EAN Codes and internet platforms

OmniChannel has been granted the exclusive right by CapBrands to import and distribute baby food blenders  in the Netherlands under the names NutriBullet Baby and Baby Bullet and to promote …Read MoreRead More