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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

Court of Justice of the European Union provides further guidance on circumstances in which keyword advertising constitutes trademark infringement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • October 31 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union has provided further guidance on circumstances in which use of a registered trademark as a keyword in internet advertising by a third party advertiser may constitute trademark infringement

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

“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

Territorial exclusivity of football broadcasts found contrary to EU law

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

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure C- 40308 and Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd C- 42908 (4 October 2011) that a system of licences for the broadcasting of sporting events which grants licensees territorial exclusivity on a Member State basis, and which prohibits television viewers from watching the broadcasts in one Member State using a decoder licensed for use in another, is contrary to EU law

European distribution: antitrust pitfalls arising out of warranty repair services

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • October 19 2010

In the context of its preliminary antitrust investigation into Apple's iPhone guarantee policies, the European Commission has confirmed that, in order not to infringe competition rules, suppliers should provide EU-wide warranty services, regardless of the EUEEA country where the product was purchased

Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM: losing distinctiveness

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • March 31 2011

In Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM 2011 unreported, the General Court of the European Union has held that the combination of "F" and "1" would be perceived as an abbreviation of "Formula 1" and descriptive of racing cars and races

CJEU ruling confirms live internet streaming of TV broadcasts infringes copyright

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • April 15 2013

On 7 March 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catchup Ltd 2013 C60711 EUECJ

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

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