For the first time a Dutch court has issued a ruling homologating a compulsory settlement under the new WHOA. The case involves a company in the events industry, whose operations have ceased immediately since March 15, 2020.
The new ‘WHOA’: a great tool to prevent bankruptcy. In the Netherlands, too, from 1 January 2021 there is a scheme to restructure companies financially in order to prevent bankruptcy.
Well known is the Uber case, in which Barcelonan cab drivers were followed by the European court of Justice in their view that Uber, like them, is also required to have a cab license for its services.
When is the management of a company in dire straits to stop its activities and to no longer take on new obligations on behalf of the company? Is this already the case if the future of the company is uncertain or should the situation be more serious?
H&M’s two stripes (de)sign did not infringe Adidas three stripes trade mark(s) holds Court of Appeal
With the above particular two stripes (de)sign, used on aerobic outfits, sold in the Netherlands in 1997, H&M – who I represent in this matter as attorney-at-law since 1997 – did not infringe the three stripes trademarks invoked by Adidas…