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Euro 2008ambush marketers find holes in fan zone

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 30 2008

Ever since the first noted campaign at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, “ambush marketing”where an unofficial third party attempts to associate itself with an exclusively sponsored eventhas occurred in one form or another at numerous large events, particularly sporting ones

EU study and recommendations on the regulation of video games

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • May 31 2008

The European Commission has published a Communication on the protection of consumers, in particular minors, in respect of the use of video games

“Communication to the public”: CJEU finds it does not include live performances or direct presentations of copyrighted work

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 12 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again considered the meaning of “communication to the public” under Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (200129EC

European Commission to review Misleading and Comparative Advertising Directive

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 9 2013

On 27 November 2012, the European Commission issued a Communication describing how the current legal framework set out in the Directive on Misleading and

EU-wide protection of old phonograms can last 50 years

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • February 26 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) stipulated in a preliminary ruling that phonograms are protected in all EU-member states for a term of 50 years after their first recording if they were protected in at least one EU-member state on or before July 1, 1995

Sport White Paper: Parliament, specificity of sport and the FIFA 65 rule

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • June 30 2008

The European Parliament (EP) welcomed the European Commission’s plans for a specific EU sport policy and the majority of the actions proposed in the Commission’s July 2007 White Paper and accompanying Pierre de Coubertin Action Plan

Jurisdiction to award damages for online infringement of “personality rights” clarified

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • November 29 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that victims of infringements of “personality rights” by means of the internet can chose to bring actions before the courts of the Member State in which they reside in respect of all the damage caused

Use of domain names and metatags falls under Comparative Advertising Directive

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 31 2013

In Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology NV v Peelaers and another Case C-65711, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed

EU enhances copyright protection for sound recordings and songs

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • November 3 2011

On 12 September 2011, Directive 2011 77 EU, amending Directive 2006 116 EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (the Directive) was adopted

Collective Rights Management Directive approved

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • March 17 2014

The new Collective Rights Management Directive, regarding collective management of copyright related rights and multi- territorial licensing of