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ECJ declares proposed European and Community patents court unconstitutional

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • March 15 2011

On 8 March 2011, the European Court of Justice handed down its Opinion No 109, in which it found that the proposed agreement on the community patents court is not compatible with the provisions of the European Union Treaties

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

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB v OHIM: movement mark and graphic representation

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

Sony sought to register the mark illustrated below as a Community Trade Mark (CTM), filing during prosecution a written description of the mark's movement

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

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

Codorniu Napa Inc v OHIM: figurative marks, wine and likelihood of confusion

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

In Codorniu Napa Inc v the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) T-3508 23 November 2010 (unreported