E-LEARNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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1. Intellectual property

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
The online idea scan gives a first indication on how to protect your product or service via intellectual property rights.
Every Flemish higher education association has a tech transfer service that promotes the valorisation of the research results of the association and promotes cooperation with companies and society. As a student or teacher you can go to this service with all your questions about intellectual property. The contact details of the tech transfer service per association can be found on the website of TTO Flanders.
If you encounter counterfeit on the Belgium market you can report this to the Economic Inspectorate.
To avoid counterfeiting on the Belgian market, you can ask customs to hold counterfeit products at the border.
On its website, the Federal Public Service Justice offers a theme file on mediation.
VOBA aims to develop a fully-fledged alternative to dispute settlements in civil and commercial matters. The VOBA - Flemish Organization for Mediation and Arbitration association - was established by the Flemish Bar Council and VOKA.
CEPANI is the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation. As such, CEPANI offers parties in dispute assistance for their arbitration and mediation proceedings.

2. Copyright

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers. Its goal is the collection and distribution, administration and management (in the broadest sense of the word) of all authors' rights in Belgium.
Copyright management company specialising in television and radio (drama), film, theatre, dance, stage music and multimedia fiction.
Management company specialising in the visual arts. As a non-profit company, it has been managing and defending the rights of its members on grounds of ethics specific to authors since 1979.
The legal provisions regarding copyright in Belgium are set out in Title 5 "Copyrights and related rights" and Title 6 "Computer programs" of Book XI "Intellectual Property" of the Code of Economic Law (WER).

3. Trade name right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
This search engine displays the public data (including the trade name, if it was included at registration) of all enterprises and their business units registered in the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE).

4. Trademark right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
The official office for trademark registration in the Benelux.
A European Union agency responsible for registering EU marks.
An agency of the United Nations where international applications for trademarks can be submitted.
Association of trademark and design attorneys in the Benelux.
Register of all valid trademarks in the Benelux (Benelux trademarks, EU trademarks and international trademarks with validity in the Benelux).
Database of national trademark registers, EU trademarks and international trademarks. In addition to the registers of all European member states, it also contains trademark registers from various countries outside Europe.
Register of the international trademarks: this register contains only the trademarks that have been applied for via the international system of Madrid (WIPO) and not the national trademarks of the individual countries.
By registering a trademark with the Trademark Clearinghouse, the trademark holder will be notified when new domain name extensions are launched (sunrise period).
The statutory provisions concerning the Benelux trademark law are laid down in Title 2 "Trademarks" of the Benelux Convention on intellectual property (BCIP).

5. Drawing or design right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
The official office for design registration in the Benelux.
A European Union agency responsible for registering Community designs.
An agency of the United Nations where international applications for designs can be filed.
Association of trademark and design agents in the Benelux.
Register of all drawings or designs registered in the Benelux that were validly registered on 1 January 2012 or thereafter. In contrast to the Benelux trademark register, this database does not contain data from the EUIPO or WIPO registers.
This is a database of national design registers, Community designs and international designs. In addition to the registers of almost all European member states, it also contains design registers from various countries outside Europe.
Register of international designs: this register contains only the designs that have been applied for via the international system of The Hague (WIPO) and not the national designs of the individual countries.
The statutory provisions concerning the Benelux design law are laid down in Title 3 "Drawings or designs" of the Benelux Convention on intellectual property (BCIP).

6. Patent right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The OPRI issues Belgian patents and supplementary protection certificates and oversees monitoring of their continuance.
The main activity of the EPO is to grant European patents, after having thoroughly examined them. The EPO is also responsible for examining oppositions filed against granted European patents.
Contact details of the national authorities in Europe for applying for a national patent can be found here.
International applications for patents (PCT procedure) can be submitted via WIPO.
Provide basic information on patents and support SMEs with a preliminary investigation into the existence (already patented) of certain technologies.
Overview of Belgian patent attorneys.
Overview of European patent attorneys.
A handy and free internet database to search for patents (from more than 90 countries worldwide).
The legal provisions regarding patent right in Belgium have been recorded in Title 1 "Invention Patents" and Title 2 "Supplementary Protection Certificates" of Book XI "Intellectual Property" of the Code of Economic rights (WER).

7. Database right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
The legal provisions regarding database right in Belgium have been recorded in Title 7 "Databases" of Book XI "Intellectual Property" of the Code of Economic Rights (WER).

8. Plant variety right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The OPRI issues Belgian plant variety right certificates.
The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) is an agency of the European Union and grants the Community plant variety rights.
Here you will find the contact details of the national authorities worldwide for applying for a national plant variety right.
The Department of Agriculture & Fisheries is responsible for the management of the national catalog of agricultural and vegetable crops.
To know which plant varieties are protected, you can consult the list of current Belgian plant variety rights and the Bulletin of Breeding Products.
The CPVO provides a database in which you can look up Community plant variety rights.
The legal provisions regarding plant breeders 'rights in Belgium have been recorded in Title 3 "Plant Breeders' rights" of Book XI "Intellectual Property" of the Code of Economic Rights (WER).

9. Semi-conductor topography right

The OPRI is a public service of the federal government and is part of the Federal Public Service Economy. The website provides practical information about regulations relating to various types of intellectual property rights, as well as management thereof.
The legal provisions regarding semi-conductor topography right in Belgium are laid down in Title 8 "Topographies of semiconductor products" of Book XI "Intellectual Property" of the Code of Economic Rights (WER).

10.1 Related topics - Fixed date

With an i-DEPOT, you get legal proof of creation on a certain day.
Publish your i-DEPOT via i-D Space.
Find a civil-law notary to draw up a notarial deed concerning your creation.
Find a bailiff to make a determination of your creation.
Find a registration office to provide a date stamp for your creation.

10.2 Related topics - Domain names

Via Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) you can look up which authority is the administrator for all existing domain name extensions.
The official management body for the .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names.
The application for the alternative dispute resolution to settle a dispute about domain names can be made at the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (Cepani).