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UK Court of Appeal rules individual’s name is personal data

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 17 2014

The UK Court of Appeal held that an individual's name constitutes personal data under the Data Protection Act, unless it is so common that, without

Interim injunction or alleged breach of software distribution agreement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 27 2009

In granting an injunction to the exclusive distributor of proprietary software in cash machines (Talaris (Sweden) AB v Network Controls International Ltd 2008 EWHC 2930), Mr Justice Coulson provides an object lesson in the application of the 'American Cyanamid principles' in a dispute focusing on the construction of the terms of an exclusive distributor agreement (EDA

Information Commissioner’s Office publishes report on enforcement of new cookie rules

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • January 9 2013

Six months after the entry into force of amendments to the EPrivacy and Electronic Communications Directive 200258 EC (the Directive), the Information

Geographical indications not automatically protected under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules

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

In WIPO Case No DCO2011-0026 Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC) v Steven Vickers, it was held that although CIVIC had rights in “champagne” as a geographical indication, it failed to show that its rights constituted an unregistered trade mark for the purposes of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and Rules (UDRP

BIS consultation on implementing the revised EU Electronic Communications Framework

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2010

The UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a consultation on its proposals for implementing the revised EU Electronic Communications Framework

Improved search interface is a computer programme “as such”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2008

In the recent case of Autonomy Corporation Limited v The Comptroller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs 2008 EWHC 146 (Pat), the Comptroller successfully appealed against an application for a UK patent on the ground that it consisted of a computer program “as such” and a presentation of information

The Digital Economy Act 2010

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 3 2010

The Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEA) was enacted on 8 April 2010 as a result of the recommendations in the Digital Britain Report

Failure to prove exhaustion of trade mark rights

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 26 2010

In Sun Microsystems Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd 2009 EWHC 2992 (Pat), Mr Justice Kitchin held that Sun Microsystems Inc was entitled to summary judgment in respect of the parallel import of computer equipment by M-Tech Data Ltd

Privacy notices a clear & simple route to compliance

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 29 2009

"It is unfair and misleading to have a privacy notice that isn’t accurate or up to date."

Communications data retention Internet access, IP telephony and email

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2008

A proposal for a Communications Data Bill was announced on 14 May 2008 as part of the UK Government’s Draft legislative programme 200809