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High Court restrains use of QUEENSBERRY mark for sports equipment
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

In Boxing Brands Limited v Sports Direct International Plc and others 2014 EWHC 91 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales found that the


High Court declares ASOS UK trade mark not detrimental to ASSOS CTM
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

In Maier v Asos plc 2014 EWHC 123 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales has rejected a challenge to the registration of the UK trade mark ASOS


Court of Appeal holds Kiddee Case does not infringe Trunki’s CRD for ride-on suitcase
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

In Magmatic Ltd v PMS International Ltd 2014 EWCA Civ 181, the Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of Arnold J, finding that the Kiddee Case


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


Serious e-privacy breaches: ICO guidance on monetary penalties
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has laid before the UK Parliament a draft of its new guidance on monetary penalties


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”


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


International Chamber of Commerce UK cookie guide
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued guidance to help website operators and users understand and apply the changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 relating to cookies that will come into force in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2012


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 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