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.
The M&A specialists of LXA assisted the management and shareholders of French company Finoxa Sarl with the sale of its 20% stake in SmartCoat B.V. to fellow shareholder Horticoop B.V., which thus became 100% owner of this company.
The Husqvarna Group further expands its surface treatment offering through the acquisition of Blastrac. The Husqvarna Group's Construction division has signed an agreement to acquire Blastrac, a leading supplier of surface preparation technologies to the global construction and remediation industry.
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.
LXA advises Koninklijke Van den Boer Groep B.V. – Greenlight Holding B.V. with the sale of its subsidiary FoodforCare B.V. to Eetgemak B.V.
The luxury caterer Maison van den Boer, troubled by financial problems, sells its most profitable part. FoodforCare, which supplies meals to hospitals, is taken over by Eetgemak from Katwijk.