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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


The European General Court decides only visible parts determine overall impression
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 3 2011

In Kwang Yang Motor Co Ltd v OHIM Cases T-1008 and T- 1108 9 September 2011 (unreported) the European General Court (GC) held that a design that constituted a component part of a complex product could only be considered to have individual character if the component part remained visible during normal use and fulfilled the requirements as to novelty and individual character


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


Exclusive jurisdiction clause
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
  • 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


High burden of proof where concerted copying is alleged
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2011

In Pro-Tec Covers Ltd v Specialised Covers Ltd 2011 EWPCC 23, Richard Meade QC, sitting in the Patents County Court, has provided a detailed judgment on an unregistered design right infringement dispute, in which Pro-Tec had alleged that Specialised had undertaken “a concerted campaign of copying by at least four people, followed by a concerted campaign of lying about it and covering it up”


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”


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


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


Advocate general considers jurisdiction for claims of infringement of a national trade mark online
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 30 2012

In Wintersteiger AG v Products 4U Sondermaschinenbau GmbH C-52310 (Opinion of Advocate General) 16 February 2012, Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón considered that the proprietor of a national trade mark may be able to bring an infringement action in the Member State of registration against a third party that has registered a keyword used on a national search engine that is identical to the mark


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