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Interflora Google AdWord case opinion - a gift to internet key word purchasers?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 5 2011

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given an opinion which suggests he thinks Marks & Spencer infringed Interflora's trade mark by using it as a Google AdWord

The English courts' turn to make a reference to the ECJ in yet another Google keyword trade mark dispute

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 13 2009

In yet another trade mark dispute resulting from Google's AdWord service, the UK High Court has decided to refer a "comprehensive" list of questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) before the hearing of the main trial

Interflora v M&S: further guidance in the AdWords minefield

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 23 2011

The latest case in the quest for clarification of trade mark law in relation to online use, particularly in relation to keywords (or "AdWords"), was handed down on 22 September

German Federal Supreme Court sends adwords question to the ECJ

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • January 23 2009

Yesterday the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published its keenly anticipated decisions on three adword cases

A further German chapter to the AdWord saga - the German Federal Supreme Court publishes the grounds to the decision in Bananabay II

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • August 1 2011

Last week, the German Federal Supreme Court published the grounds of its third trade mark decision concerning Google AdWords

Is eBay an IP pirate or merely the unaware ocean over which such pirates may sail?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 11 2009

In the rush to respond to the UK courts' first judgment considering the potential liability of eBay for trade mark infringement, many commentators have published accounts which may be misleading

Social networking sites sign up to EU code on child safety

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • February 11 2009

Seventeen social networking websites have signed up to a European Commission voluntary code of practice

Brand owners cautiously jubilant following ruling of Court of Justice in L'Oreal v eBay

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
  • -
  • July 12 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down its judgment in the case of L'Oréal v eBay and overall it is good news for brand owners

Consumer law - creating harmony in Europe

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 24 2012

Earlier this year we sent you our website compliance checklist, setting out how to comply with the requirements of distance selling and e-commerce regulations

Does the use of another trade mark as internet keyword infringe? The Advocate General doesn't think so

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 29 2009

In an opinion which many may find quite political, Advocate General Poiares Maduro has delivered his views to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Google AdWords references