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De Brauw is known as the leading international law firm in the Netherlands.

Rooted deeply in the Dutch tradition of problem-solving and innovation, we offer high-end legal advice in corporate transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement.

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16 May 2024

De Brauw is assisting Heineken in invalidation proceedings against AB Inbev in relation to the latter's EU trademark "ULTRA", registered for beer

De Brauw is assisting Heineken in invalidation proceedings before the General Court of the EU against AB Inbev in relation to the latter's EU trademark "ULTRA", registered for beer (Class 29). The EUIPO upheld the validity of the trademark, even though the EUIPO Guidelines and case law confirm that the sign at hand is a laudatory term commonly and lacks distinctive character. De Brauw appealed the EUIPO's judgment before the General Court of the EU.
15 May 2024

Competition Law In The Digital Age: Best Friends Newsletter

We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Competition Law in the Digital Age newsletter. Our quarterly publication intends to provide insights on modern-day competition law developments in a bite-sized format. This edition focuses on:1. The first non-compliance investigations launched by the European Commission under the EU Digital Markets Act;2. The opinion of Advocate General Emiliou in the ongoing Illumina/Grail case at the European Court of Justice; 3. The French Competition Authority's inquiry into the competitive functioning of the generative AI sector; 4. The Italian Competition Authority fining TikTok for unfair commercial practices;5. The German Competition Authority's enforcement in connection with marketing & broadcasting rights in sports;6. The increased scrutiny of no-poach agreements across Europe.You can access the newsletter here.The newsletter is produced jointly by the Best Friends group: BonelliErede, Bredin Prat, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May and Uría Menéndez. In addition to sharing a joint office in Brussels, we cooperate in the area of competition law by working together on cases, exchanging lawyers and pooling our know-how and expertise. We also jointly develop trainings for clients and products, like the Best Friends dawn raid site (available at www.europeandawnraids.com - you can download the link to your smartphone). We believe that together our cross-border capabilities in Europe are second to none.We hope that you will find the publication of interest and welcome any feedback or suggestions of topics for future editions.
13 May 2024

De Brauw contributes to 2024 edition of Legal 500 ESG guide

De Brauw has contributed to the 2024 edition of the Legal 500 ESG guide. This guide is designed to offer readers practical insights into the laws and practices concerning environmental, social and governance issues across various jurisdictions.
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