Dutch Blogger Can Invoke Freedom of the Press

A discussion of the Van Gasteren / Hemelrijk judgment of the Dutch Supreme Court dated 18 January 2008

Background

On 24 May 1943 movie maker Van Gasteren killed Walter Oettinger, the Jewish person who had been hiding in his house in Amsterdam since 19 May 1943. In 1944 Van Gasteren was sentenced to a term of four years’ imprisonment for manslaughter. After the war Van Gasteren was granted …read more

The Use of Ad Words When Selling Trademark Products on the Internet

A short discussion of the judgment of the Court of The Hague dated 9 January 2008 in the Portakabin / Primakabin case.

Introduction

To what extent is a seller of another party’s trademark products allowed to use this trademark to advertise? …read more