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

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

Long v Comptroller General of Patents: insufficiency and ambiguity

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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
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  • 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

Spiller v Joseph: defamation and “honest comment"

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

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in Spiller v Joseph 2010 UKSC 53 has declined to alter radically the defence of "fair comment" in libel claims

Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd: Asda “rides on the coat-tails” of Specsavers’ reputation

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

In October 2009, Asda re-launched its optician services through a marketing campaign featuring the following logo and the straplines "be a real spec saver at Asda" and "spec savings at Asda"