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The High Court of England and Wales rules on Formula One confidentiality and copyright infringement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

In Force India Formula One Team Ltd v 1 Malaysia Racing Team SDN BHD and others 2012 EWHC 616 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales ruled on claims for contractual and equitable breach of confidence and copyright infringement brought by one Formula One (F1) race team operator against another

Court of Appeal of England and Wales considers “best” and “all reasonable” endeavours

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales in Jet2.com Limited v Blackpool Airport Limited 2011 EWHC 1529 (Comm) has provided guidance on the enforceability of “best endeavours” and “all reasonable endeavours” clauses

Drug formulation patent found to be invalid in the United Kingdom but valid in other jurisdictions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

Mr Justice Arnold’s decision in Teva and others v Astrazeneca AB 2012 EWHC 655 (Pat) invalidated Astrazeneca’s patent for a sustained release formulation of the anti-psychotic drug quetiapine in the United Kingdom, on the grounds of obviousness, just days after the same patent was found to be valid in the Netherlands

International Chamber of Commerce UK cookie guide

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued guidance to help website operators and users understand and apply the changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 relating to cookies that will come into force in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2012

High Court of England and Wales rules on threats and jurisdiction in declaration for non-infringement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

In Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd and others v Apple Inc 2012 EWHC 889 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales considered several preliminary issues in a case involving Apple’s registered Community design for a tablet computer

Privilege against self-incrimination and the scope of the intellectual property exception

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Stephen John Coogan v News Group Newspapers Ltd 2012 EWCA Civ 48 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld orders from the High Court of England and Wales requiring the private investigator for the former News of the World newspaper, Mr Mulcaire, to provide information regarding his phone hacking activities, despite Mr Mulcaire’s argument that to do so would infringe his privilege against self-incrimination

Pub landlords found to infringe the Premier League’s copyright: pyrrhic victory after all?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2012 EWHC 108 (Ch) Lord Justice Kitchin has now accepted that the Defendant publicans communicated copyright works contained in foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches to the public, following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling to that effect in October 2011

The “innocent” copying defence: only applicable to works out of copyright

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In David Hoffman v Drug Abuse Resistance Education (UK) Ltd 2012 EWPCC 2, the Patents County Court of England and Wales assessed the use of the “innocent copying” defence under Section 97 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

Serious e-privacy breaches: ICO guidance on monetary penalties

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has laid before the UK Parliament a draft of its new guidance on monetary penalties

Composite marks: identity, similarity and likelihood of confusion

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Ghias (ta Griller) v Ikram 2012 EWPCC 3, Miss Recorder Michaels, sitting in the Patents County Court, partly upheld but largely dismissed claims of infringement under Section 10(1), (2) and (3) of the Trade Mark Act 1994 brought by a fast food business chain trading as “Griller”, against three similar businesses trading as “Griller”“The Griller Original”, “The Griller King” and “Griller Hut”