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Cross-border sales: tension between copyright distribution rights and free movement rules
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2012

Advocate General Jääskinen has concluded that there is a distribution by sale in a Member State if a seller targets consumers and enables the purchase of copyright-protected works in that State


Drug formulation patent found to be invalid in the United Kingdom but valid in other jurisdictions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

Mr Justice Arnold’s decision in Teva and others v Astrazeneca AB 2012 EWHC 655 (Pat) invalidated Astrazeneca’s patent for a sustained release formulation of the anti-psychotic drug quetiapine in the United Kingdom, on the grounds of obviousness, just days after the same patent was found to be valid in the Netherlands


High Court of England and Wales rules on threats and jurisdiction in declaration for non-infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

In Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd and others v Apple Inc 2012 EWHC 889 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales considered several preliminary issues in a case involving Apple’s registered Community design for a tablet computer


Court of Justice of the European Union provides ruling on keyword jurisdiction
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in Wintersteiger AG v Products 4U Sondermaschinenbau GmbH C-52310, has ruled that under Article 5(3) of the Brussels Regulation, an advertiser that uses a keyword that infringes a national trade mark on a country-specific top-level domain (TLD) of a Member State other than the Member State where the national trade mark is registered, can be sued in its Member State of establishment


Court of Appeal of England and Wales considers “best” and “all reasonable” endeavours
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales in Jet2.com Limited v Blackpool Airport Limited 2011 EWHC 1529 (Comm) has provided guidance on the enforceability of “best endeavours” and “all reasonable endeavours” clauses


The High Court of England and Wales rules on Formula One confidentiality and copyright infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

In Force India Formula One Team Ltd v 1 Malaysia Racing Team SDN BHD and others 2012 EWHC 616 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales ruled on claims for contractual and equitable breach of confidence and copyright infringement brought by one Formula One (F1) race team operator against another


The protection of football fixture lists under the EU Database Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 30 2012

On 1 March 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union passed judgement on Football Dataco Ltd v Yahoo! UK Ltd 2012 CJEU C-60410, concluding that the football fixture lists in question are not protected by copyright as there is insufficient intellectual creation on the part of the author


The “innocent” copying defence: only applicable to works out of copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In David Hoffman v Drug Abuse Resistance Education (UK) Ltd 2012 EWPCC 2, the Patents County Court of England and Wales assessed the use of the “innocent copying” defence under Section 97 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988


Composite marks: identity, similarity and likelihood of confusion
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In Ghias (ta Griller) v Ikram 2012 EWPCC 3, Miss Recorder Michaels, sitting in the Patents County Court, partly upheld but largely dismissed claims of infringement under Section 10(1), (2) and (3) of the Trade Mark Act 1994 brought by a fast food business chain trading as “Griller”, against three similar businesses trading as “Griller”“The Griller Original”, “The Griller King” and “Griller Hut”


Privilege against self-incrimination and the scope of the intellectual property exception
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In Stephen John Coogan v News Group Newspapers Ltd 2012 EWCA Civ 48 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld orders from the High Court of England and Wales requiring the private investigator for the former News of the World newspaper, Mr Mulcaire, to provide information regarding his phone hacking activities, despite Mr Mulcaire’s argument that to do so would infringe his privilege against self-incrimination