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  1. Legal news
    01 August 2018
    Court of Justice of the EU rules that gene-editing technologies are subject to EU GMO Directive requirements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/coj-of-the-eu-rules-that-gene-editing-technologies-are-subject-to-eu-gmo-directive-requirements

    Contrary to Advocate-General's opinion of 18 January 2018, the Court of Justice ruled last Wednesday in case C-528/16 that the GMO Directive also applies to organisms obtained by mutagenesis techniques that have emerged ...

  2. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    CJEU rules that functional shapes are eligible for copyright protection, in so far as they are original works
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-rules-that-functional-shapes-are-eligible-for-copyright-protection-in-so-far

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued its judgment in Brompton Bicycle, C-833/18, ruling that copyright protection is available to functional shapes, subject to them being original works in the ...

  3. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...

  4. Legal news
    04 June 2019
    Belgium has implemented the EU Geo-blocking Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/belgium-has-implemented-the-eu-geo-blocking-regulation

    The long-awaited Regulation (EU) 2018/302 (the "Geo-blocking Regulation") entered into force on 3 December 2018. Six months later, Belgium has taken the necessary steps to implement its enforcement obligations.

  5. Legal news
    26 May 2021
    Innovation in the plant proteins space: regulatory environment and launch strategies for plant-based foods in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/innovation-in-the-plant-proteins-space

    Plant-based products and vegetable alternatives to dairy and animal protein-based products have been around for a while already. Initially based on tofu, seitan and others, their success and the growing consumer ...

  6. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    DAC7 – Reporting obligations for digital platform operators
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/belgium-dac7-reporting-obligations-for-digital-platform-operators

    On 22 March 2021, the EU Council adopted a seventh Directive on Administrative Cooperation between EU Member States in the field of taxation (2021/514/EU) (“DAC7”). It imposes digital platform operators to collect and ...

  7. Legal news
    01 March 2019
    Talking Shop February 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-february-2019

    Welcome to the February edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.

  8. Legal news
    01 February 2019
    Talking Shop January 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-january-2019

    Welcome to the January edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up.