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Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd: Asda “rides on the coat-tails” of Specsavers’ reputation

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2011

In October 2009, Asda re-launched its optician services through a marketing campaign featuring the following logo and the straplines "be a real spec saver at Asda" and "spec savings at Asda"

Lifestyle Management Ltd v Frater: domain names and instruments of fraud

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2011

Pointing domain names, which are similar to a former principal's website, to websites that closely resembled the home page of the former principal has been found to be an act of passing off

Spiller v Joseph: defamation and “honest comment"

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2011

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in Spiller v Joseph 2010 UKSC 53 has declined to alter radically the defence of "fair comment" in libel claims

Exclusive jurisdiction clause

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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  • February 27 2009

In Middle Eastern Oil LLC v National Bank of Abu Dhabi 2008 EWHC 2895 (Comm) the High Court of England and Wales stayed English proceedings after finding that a banking agreement conferred exclusive jurisdiction on the courts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE

Unilever plc v Ian Alexander Shanks: calculating employee compensation

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2011

Professor Shanks made an invention patented by his employer, Unilever UK Central Resources Ltd (CRL

Long v Comptroller General of Patents: insufficiency and ambiguity

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2011

Ms Long filed a patent application for an invention that provided car parks with an indicator for showing whether a space was occupied

Cowshed Products Ltd v Island Origins Ltd: interim injunction and the risk of injustice

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2011

In a case that shows the difficulty of applying the American Cyanamid principles to passing off and trade mark infringement, the judge follows the approach in John Walker & Sons v Rothmans International and Management Publications v Blenhiem Exhibitions and examines where the risk of injustice lies

Mediaprint Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlag GmbH & Co KG v Österreich-Zeitungsverlag GmbH: prize promotions and unfair commercial practices

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 25 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Mediaprint Zeitungsund Zeitschriftenverlag GmbH & Co KG v Österreich- Zeitungsverlag GmbH C-54008 has held that the possibility of participating in a prize competition, linked to the purchase of a newspaper, does not constitute an unfair commercial practice within the meaning of Article 5(2) of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (200529EC), simply on the ground that that is what induced some of the consumers concerned to buy the newspaper in the first place

Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA: comparative advertising and products sold in supermarkets

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 25 2011

The fact that there are differences in the extent to which you might like to eat certain food products depending on their place of production, the ingredients and who produced them, does not, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said in Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA C-15909, preclude the possibility that an advertisement comparing such products (by reference to price alone, as opposed by reference to any of their other attributes) will fall within the boundaries of permitted comparative advertising, provided the advertisement is not misleading

Bezpečnostni softwarová asociace-Svaz softwarové ochrany v Ministerstvo kultury: copyright in a graphic user interface

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Czech Republic, European Union
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  • February 28 2011

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the graphic user interface (GUI) of a computer program is not protectable under the Software Directive (91250EC) but may be a copyright work in itself