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Nintendo’s model right is outplayed

The holder of a model registration may file an objection against third parties that use its model (a product design, for example) without its permission. The term ‘use’ is also understood to mean the depiction of that model. However, the European Court of Justice has made it clear to model holder Nintendo that there are limits to those rights. Continue reading
Frans Schmetz

The success of Eindhoven

The whole world’s attention is on the success of Brainport Eindhoven. What is the secret? Someone from the Economic Board Amsterdam once paid me a compliment during a visit: ‘You all already know one another.’ That actually came about out of necessity during the crisis in the 1990s, when the ‘captains of industry’ agreed that they wanted to work together to find solutions. Continue reading