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To what extent are companies allowed to imitate products? A new general ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court

To what extent are companies allowed to imitate products? A new general ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court

In the Netherlands, all products and their packaging, in some circumstances, are in principle protected against ‘slavish’ imitation. Now, the Dutch Supreme Court has explained – in a case involving jewellery – which conditions the claimant must meet if he wants claim this type of protection successfully. Criteria for slavish ... Read More »

Advertising rules for vloggers, influencers and human to human advertisement

Advertising rules for vloggers, influencers and human to human advertisement

It has been nearly 3 years since the Social Media Advertising Code was introduced. The code contains advertising rules for vloggers, influencers and human to human advertisements. Payment for content? According to the Dutch Advertising Code Foundation, it is sometimes unclear for consumers that companies pay for messages, blogs and ... Read More »

What Is Blockchain? Why Does It Matter? Observations As North Carolina’s Virtual Currency Legislation Goes Into Effect

What Is Blockchain? Why Does It Matter? Observations As North Carolina’s Virtual Currency Legislation Goes Into Effect

J. K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter included an array of amazing artifacts; our personal favorites were the books and pictures that changed themselves. Two decades later, a world of Kindles and iPads echoes the wonders of Potter. Now imagine that Rowling’s world included a magic ledger. Every human had ... Read More »

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Be Smart

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Be Smart

At the dawn of portable electronic devices, they were primarily work-related productivity tools. Often, employers would purchase (or lease) devices and distribute them to their need-to-have employee base. It’s not so long ago that we can remember when the Blackberry transitioned from a business device to a consumer device. Everybody ... Read More »

Ten Handy Copyright Tips

Ten Handy Copyright Tips

When showing video clips or screenshots from video clips, don’t rely on the face-to-face teaching exemption if you have reason to believe the copy you’re using was made without the copyright owner’s permission. Treat works created outside the U.S. the same way you treat works created inside the U.S.—get permission ... Read More »

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