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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


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


Further CJEU guidance on keyword advertising and trade mark infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2011

In (1) Interflora Inc. (2) Interflora British Unit v (1) Marks & Spencer plc (2) Flowers Direct Online Ltd, Case C-32309 (22 September 2011), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided further guidance on circumstances in which use of a registered trade mark as a keyword by a third party advertiser may constitute trade mark infringement


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


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


“The War of the Roses”: proportionality and use in accordance with honest practices
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2011

Samuel Smith Old Brewery v Philip Lee (ta Cropton Brewery) 2011 EWHC 1879 (Ch) concerns two breweries, Yorkshire pride, and a lost sense of proportionality


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


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