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Commission doubts Spain’s new broadband regulation

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • November 21 2008

Following criticism from the European Commission over a lack of competition on certain wholesale broadband markets (IP071968), Spain's Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT) developed rules that would regulate broadband access

Ninth Circuit gives copier leasor second shot at Lanham Act claims

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • February 29 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit reversed the F.R.Civ. Pro. 12(b)(1) dismissal of a complaint alleging false statements and antitrust violations, finding that the factual allegations, if taken as true, would support the Lanham Act and Sherman Act claims

Advocate General’s Opinion casts doubt over Greek law

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • March 14 2008

Advocate General Kokott has issued an Opinion stating that a Greek law, which gives the Greek motor sports federation the right to authorise events in Greece, may be incompatible with European competition law

Caution for competition defence

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2008

In The Football Association Premier League Limited & Others v LCD Publishing Limited 2007 EWHC 3171 (CH), the English High Court considered an application to strike out a restraint of trade and competition defence

Sweden abolishes exclusive right in digital broadcasting services

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Sweden
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  • June 13 2008

The European Commission has withdrawn from the European Court of Justice its case against Sweden for breach of the Electronic Communications Directive following Sweden's recent amendment of its media law

Conditional clearance of News CorpPremiere deal

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 4 2008

In the first phase of merger proceedings, the European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Premiere, Germany’s pay-TV operator, by News Corp

ECJ declares Greek law regulating sports events illegal

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • July 4 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered a Judgment finding that a Greek law, which gives the Greek motor sports federation the right to authorise events in Greece, is incompatible with European competition law

Commission adopts decision against music collecting societies

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 18 2008

On 16 July 2008 the European Commission adopted a decision finding that 24 performing right collecting societies had infringed the competition rules on restrictive business practices

ECJ annuls CFI ruling on Sony BMG joint venture

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 18 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has annulled the Court of First Instance (CFI) ruling that the European Commission improperly approved the creation of a joint venture by Bertelsmann AG and Sony, known as Sony BMG, in 2004

Decryption of Premier League matches with imported decoder cards: is there a competition defence?

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

The matter in dispute in Football Association v QC Leisure & Others 2008 EWHC 44 (Ch) was the possible anticompetitive effect of contracts between the Football Association (FA) and foreign broadcasters for the broadcasting of Premier League football matches