LXA has successfully assisted one its clients in the healthcare sector in legal proceedings relating to the alleged infringing use of a trade name. The court in first instance had ruled that there would exist a likelihood of confusion between the parties, on the basis of which the client was ordered to change its trade name. LXA has appealed against the decision of court in first instance and has successfully argued that the limited territorial scope and reach of the trade name rights at stake in combination with the lack of coinciding areas of work would not lead to any risk of confusion. Deciding anew, the court of appeals has refused all claims and requests of the opponent.
Atos has reached agreement to acquire leading cybersecurity services company Motiv ICT Security, the largest independent Managed Security Services (MSS) provider in the Netherlands. The acquisition will reinforce Atos’ position will reinforce Atos’ position as the 3rd worldwide MSS provider and expand its capabilities in key areas such as threat detection and response. LXA acted as sell side advisor.
Maandag Holding BV, a secondment company, acquires majority stake in Solvus and Talentsourcer. With this acquisition, Maandag has expanded its services in the public sector and strengthens its positions as market leader. LXA acted as buy side advisor.
LXA assisted Smith Mountain Industries (as the trademark proprietor of several WOODWICK trademarks) in opposition proceedings at the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property in relation to the filing of a figurative mark depicting the element WOODWICK by a third party. BOIP ultimately found that the trademark application would be likely to cause confusion on the part of the public and the application must be refused. The BOIP has thus upheld the opposition by Smith Mountain Industries.
LXA advised and litigated on behalf of NP Fashion in relation to the enforcement of its copyrights on several designs, all consisting of a zig-zag pattern in different colours. By verdict of January 8, 2020 the court has acknowledged the designs as copyright protected and has ordered the defendant to cease and desist any infringement on the forfeiture of a penalty and to have the products at stake destroyed, in addition to compensating NP Fashion’s damages and reimbursing its legal fees.
Facilicom Group has acquired New Fork, a company creating innovative food & beverage solutions, to strengthen its catering concept as part of the enrolment of its new food & beverage concept. New Fork directors Yorick van Baarsel and Roland Mathyi will remain in charge. LXA acted as sell side advisors.
Future Kitchens B.V., a company active in the development, production, marketing and sale of planet-proof, healthy, instant soup, has received an investment of EUR 230,000 from its business angels and 9.5 Ventures N.V. (a Belgian venture capital firm), in order to realise further growth. LXA acted as advisor to the investors.
Huuuge, Inc, an international game developer and publisher focused on the fast-growing multi-billion-dollar mobile gaming market, acquired 100% of the shares in Playable Platform B.V., an advertising start-up that develops interactive and playable ads with rich advanced creative technology. LXA acted as advisor to Huuuge, Inc.
Specs E-Mobility (also known as Electric Dutchman), a company that manufactures and sells electric mopeds, has received an investment from Seedrs, an online equity crowdfunding company. LXA has advised Seedrs with multiple investments.
LXA has advised a media conglomerate on the principle of the European Union on net neutrality under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on network usage, and the acceptability of actively taking certain steps to avoid network congestion.