Monthly Archives: December 2015

Intellectual Property Rights in Software

Copyright protection extends to the particular form in which an idea is expressed. In the case of software, copyright law would protect the source and object code, as well as certain unique original elements of the user interface. […]

2017-04-26T02:00:43+01:00December 21st, 2015|In Belgium, Non classé, We like|

How to establish a branch in Belgium?

In order to set up a branch in Belgium, it is necessary to prepare a set of documents which have to be deposited at the commercial court. The documents must be translated by a sworn translator if the language is other than French, Dutch or German. The following documents must be legalised by a notary from the country of origin and then translated into an official language by an authorized Belgium translator: a copy of the registration certificate, the coordinated version of the Statutes and the decision of the competent corporate body to open the branch. The balance sheet of the previous year must also be translated. […]

2017-04-26T02:00:43+01:00December 17th, 2015|In Belgium, Non classé, We share|

How to apply for Belgian citizenship or long-term residence ?

A person may apply for Belgian citizenship or long-term residence in Belgium if he / she has lived in Belgium for five continuous years. After this period of time of living in Belgium, EU/EEA/Swiss nationals acquire permanent residence automatically, whereas the non-EU/EEA citizens should apply for it. […]

2017-04-26T02:00:44+01:00December 14th, 2015|In Belgium, Non classé, We like|

TTIP: What kind of judicial body should we support for trade disputes?

The actual project of Trade Agreement between the United States and the European Union (TTIP) remains very controversial in many aspects. Among these controversial aspects, the question of the creation of specific arbitration tribunals competent to solve conflicts between companies and States remains unsolved. […]

2017-04-26T02:00:44+01:00December 7th, 2015|En Europe|

Digital manipulation of images may make copyright infringers of you

While the use of digital manipulation for altering images has now become a common thing, it presents serious challenges to copyright protection. Indeed, altering images though Adobe Photoshop and the other imaging programs, without permission, infringes the copyright owner’s exclusive right to adaptation. […]

2017-04-26T02:00:44+01:00December 4th, 2015|In Belgium, In Europe, Non classé, We share|

What is the statement of work « Déclaration des travaux » and « check in at work » under Belgian law ?

The statement of work (déclaration des travaux) is related to the registry of the attendance in the workplace. It allows the competent organ of the Social Security Service to control if the check in at work is being carried out properly and vice versa, check in at work provides the government with the information on all workers active on the Belgian territory.  […]

2017-04-26T02:00:44+01:00December 2nd, 2015|Non classé, We share|