Tag: Belgium

Belgian court finds plant variety rights infringement

On December 3, 2012, a court in the city of Ghent, Belgium ruled that bromeliad ornamental plant varieties marketed under the names “Starlight” and “Catherine” were indistinguishable from a protected variety known as “Calypso,” and thus the marketing and sale of the Starlight and Catherine plants infringed the intellectual property rights of the Calypso variety …

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Creative Commons license upheld in Belgian court

In 2004, the Belgian band Lichôdmapwa released the song “Abatchouck” under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Belgium). Several years later, one of the band members happened to hear about 20 seconds of the song, which has a total duration of 3 minutes 20 seconds, on an advertisement for a …

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