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Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment): PPL licence exemptions abolished
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 20102694 has abolished, as of 1 January 2011, exemptions in the CDPA that allowed charitable and not-for-profit organisations to play recorded or broadcast music in public without obtaining a PPL licence


Nominet opens registration of short .uk domains: registered rights sunrise
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The initial sunrise period for registration of "short" domain names in the United Kingdom was opened by Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names, on 1 December 2010 and closed on 17 January 2011


Long v Comptroller General of Patents: insufficiency and ambiguity
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

Ms Long filed a patent application for an invention that provided car parks with an indicator for showing whether a space was occupied


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


OFT Report on Price Framing: common pricing practices and the CPRs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

On 3 December 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published a much anticipated Report on Price Framing (the Report) in which it sets out its findings on how the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) impact on specific pricing practices identified by psychological and economic studies as being potentially detrimental to consumers


Spiller v Joseph: defamation and “honest comment"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in Spiller v Joseph 2010 UKSC 53 has declined to alter radically the defence of "fair comment" in libel claims


National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd v Christopher Silveria: damages assessed on the “user” principle
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd v Christopher Silveria 2010 EWPCC 15, His Honour Judge Birss QC, sitting in the Patents County Court, has found that damages assessed on the "user" principle are available in cases of trade mark infringement and passing off in the same way as in patent infringement cases


The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: online commercial media monitoring services and the end user licence debate
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

This ruling from Mrs Justice Proudman confirms that businesses using an online commercial media monitoring service require a licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd


Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd: Asda “rides on the coat-tails” of Specsavers’ reputation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In October 2009, Asda re-launched its optician services through a marketing campaign featuring the following logo and the straplines "be a real spec saver at Asda" and "spec savings at Asda"


La Chemise Lacoste SA and Baker Street Clothing Ltd (ALLIGATOR): word and device marks, conceptual similarity and likelihood of confusion
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In La Chemise Lacoste SA and Baker Street Clothing Ltd (ALLIGATOR) BL 0-333-10 16 September 2010, Geoffrey Hobbs QC allowed an appeal by Baker Street Clothing Ltd in respect of its opposed applications to register the word ALLIGATOR as a UK trade mark