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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

Prohibition of planned funding for digital terrestrial television in Germany

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 26 2007

The European Commission has found that German plans to finance part of the fees paid by commercial broadcasters for the transmission of their programmes on the digital terrestrial television network in the German Land of North Rhine-Westphalia are incompatible with EC State aid rules

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

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 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

Commission declares “home-grown player” rule in football legal

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

The European Commission has issued a statement endorsing UEFA’s “home-grown player” rule

Pub landlords found to infringe the Premier League’s copyright: pyrrhic victory after all?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2012 EWHC 108 (Ch) Lord Justice Kitchin has now accepted that the Defendant publicans communicated copyright works contained in foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches to the public, following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling to that effect in October 2011

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

UEFA challenges the UK list of events of major importance to society

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

As Euro 2008 kicked off, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), European football’s governing body, was putting together submissions to the Court of First Instance (CFI), challenging the designation of all matches in the tournament as “listed events” in the United Kingdom

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