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Jacqueline Schaap


The District Court of Amsterdam ruled on November 11, 2019 that Facebook cease fake bitcoin ads using the name and image of John de Mol, a leading European media entrepreneur. Judge R.A. Dudok van Heel said Facebook must take responsibility for its platforms and measures to prevent these fake ads appearing regardless of cost or effort. Facebook cannot invoke the safe harbour provision of the EU E-Commerce Directive for its advertising platform. Allowing the bitcoin ads and not removing them is unlawful towards the victims of these ads and John de Mol. Further, the judge ruled that Facebook must furnish the identifying data of the providers of the ads.

 Litigation on tv- format rights, the resemblance between formats and the position of parties after negotiations about buying a format.
Litgation on the issue as to whether part of the Dutch novel "De Helleveeg" is unlawful towards the (family of) Dutch performer Peter Koelewijn.



An overview of the Dutch rules and regulations concerning advertising law. 
La Publicité et la Loi, Chapter 12 Les Pays Bas, 11st edition, Lexis Nexis SA, 2009
What are the relevant infringement criteria for trademark infringement and how to assess them.
Confusion or association: lost track (Verwarring of associatie: het spoor bijster), In: D.J.G. Visser and D.W.F. Verkade (eds.), Een eigen, oorspronkelijk karakter, p. 301-309.