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EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd: all reasonable endeavours and utmost good faith
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd 2010 CSOH 141, Lord Glennie found that EDI Central Ltd had not breached a contractual obligation to pursue, "with all reasonable endeavours and as would be expected of a normal prudent commercial developer experienced in developments of that nature", the development of an NCP car park


CJEU rules on copyright protection of photographic portraits
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 29 2012

In Case C-14510 Eva-Maria Painer v Standard Verlags GmbH 1 December 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that portrait photographs enjoy the same copyright protection as any other work


Unilever plc v Ian Alexander Shanks: calculating employee compensation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

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


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”


Sui generis database rights and what constitutes a substantial part
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2011

In Beechwood House Publishing v Guardian Products Ltd 2011 EWPCC 22, the Claimant’s database right was found to have been infringed when the Defendants extracted 6,000 records from the Claimant’s database of 43,000 records


EU enhances copyright protection for sound recordings and songs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 3 2011

On 12 September 2011, Directive 2011 77 EU, amending Directive 2006 116 EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (the Directive) was adopted


CJEU considers effect of honest concurrent use in Budweiser reference
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 3 2011

In Budějovický Budvar, národní podnik v Anheuser-Busch, Inc, C- 48209 (22 September 2011), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that both Anheuser-Busch and Budvar can continue to use the BUDWEISER trade mark in the United kingdom as there had been a long period of honest concurrent use


Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB v OHIM: movement mark and graphic representation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • 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


ICO imposes first financial penalties for serious data protection breaches
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has imposed its first financial penalties for serious data protection breaches under Section 55A of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA


Rooney v CSE Bournemouth Ltd: terms and conditions available upon request
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In Rooney v CSE Bournemouth Ltd 2010 EWCA Civ 1364, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that "terms andconditions available upon request" could be interpreted asincorporating a contractor's standard terms