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Lifestyle Management Ltd v Frater: domain names and instruments of fraud

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2011

Pointing domain names, which are similar to a former principal's website, to websites that closely resembled the home page of the former principal has been found to be an act of passing off

Cowshed Products Ltd v Island Origins Ltd: interim injunction and the risk of injustice

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2011

In a case that shows the difficulty of applying the American Cyanamid principles to passing off and trade mark infringement, the judge follows the approach in John Walker & Sons v Rothmans International and Management Publications v Blenhiem Exhibitions and examines where the risk of injustice lies

OFT response to Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European contract law for consumers and businesses

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2011

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a response to the call from the Ministry of Justice for evidence and views on the European Commission's Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European contract law for consumers and businesses

Cephalon Inc v Orchid Europe Ltd: generics, interim injunctions and “clearing the way”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2011

The High Court of England and Wales has refused to grant an interim injunction to Cephalon against Orchid Europe Ltd's generic version of Cephalon's patented sleeping disorders drug, modafinil

Football Dataco Ltd v Yahoo! UK Ltd: database right and database copyright

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2011

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has confirmed that sui generis database right does not subsist in football fixture lists

Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment): PPL licence exemptions abolished

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2011

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 20102694 has abolished, as of 1 January 2011, exemptions in the CDPA that allowed charitable and not-for-profit organisations to play recorded or broadcast music in public without obtaining a PPL licence

Nominet opens registration of short .uk domains: registered rights sunrise

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 25 2011

The initial sunrise period for registration of "short" domain names in the United Kingdom was opened by Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names, on 1 December 2010 and closed on 17 January 2011

Long v Comptroller General of Patents: insufficiency and ambiguity

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 25 2011

Ms Long filed a patent application for an invention that provided car parks with an indicator for showing whether a space was occupied

ICO imposes first financial penalties for serious data protection breaches

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 25 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has imposed its first financial penalties for serious data protection breaches under Section 55A of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA

OFT Report on Price Framing: common pricing practices and the CPRs

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 25 2011

On 3 December 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published a much anticipated Report on Price Framing (the Report) in which it sets out its findings on how the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) impact on specific pricing practices identified by psychological and economic studies as being potentially detrimental to consumers