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Privacy and the cloud: an EU perspective
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 29 2012

By using cloud computing, companies cut costs by outsourcing data storage tasks, which means they no longer have to maintain expensive servers


Article 29 Working Party opinion on applicable law: clarifying the scope of application of the Data Protection Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 28 2011

The Article 29 Working Partythe European advisory body on data protection and privacyhas adopted an Opinion on applicable law (WP 179) aimed at clarifying the scope of application of the Data Protection Directive (9546EC


Bezpečnostni softwarová asociace-Svaz softwarové ochrany v Ministerstvo kultury: copyright in a graphic user interface
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • 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


European Commission proposal for enhanced cooperation in unitary patent protection
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 28 2011

Twelve EU Member States have addressed a formal request to the European Commission indicating that they wish to establish a limited unitary patent between themselves


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


Is a trade mark infringed by failure to identify the repackager of a parallel import?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Denmark, European Union
  • November 29 2011

In Orifarm AS and Paranova Danmark AS v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp joined cases C-40009 and C-20710 28 July 2011 (unreported), the Supreme Court in Denmark sought clarification as to the applicability of the exhaustion of rights principle in relation to parallel imports


General Court upholds OHIM refusal of CTM application for shape of loudspeaker
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2011

In Bang & Olufsen AS v OHIM T-50808 6 October 2011 (unreported), the General Court upheld a decision by the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) refusing Bang & Olufsen’s Community trade mark (CTM) application for the shape of a loudspeaker, on the grounds that the mark consisted exclusively of the shape, which gave substantial value to the goods


Top jeans brand 7 For All Mankind could lose right to branded accessories over distinctiveness of “seven”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2011

In Seven SpA v OHIM T-17610 6 October 2011 (unreported) the General Court annulled decision of the Board of Appeal of the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) that rejected an opposition against the mark SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND on the basis that the Board had erred in finding that there was no similarity between that mark and earlier composite marks featuring predominantly the word “seven”


Social networking sites could do more to protect minors’ privacy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2011

On 30 September 2011, the European Commission published a Report on an Assessment of the Implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU


Draft regulation on the optional EU-wide contract law proposed by the European Commission
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2011

Following the European Parliament’s backing of the proposal made by European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding to introduce an optional Europe-wide contract law, the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law, offering a single set of rules for cross-border contracts in all 27 EU Member States