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European Commission to review Misleading and Comparative Advertising Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 9 2013

On 27 November 2012, the European Commission issued a Communication describing how the current legal framework set out in the Directive on Misleading and


“Communication to the public”: CJEU finds it does not include live performances or direct presentations of copyrighted work
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 12 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again considered the meaning of “communication to the public” under Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (200129EC


EU study and recommendations on the regulation of video games
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 31 2008

The European Commission has published a Communication on the protection of consumers, in particular minors, in respect of the use of video games


Unfair Commercial Practices: The European Court of Justice Specifies Criteria for Comparative Advertising
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 21 2017

On 8 February 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a judgment on a reference for a preliminary ruling stating that comparative


CJEU upholds decision rejecting CTM application for PHOTOS.COM
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

In Getty Images (US) Inc v OHIM C-7013 P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has upheld an EU General Court decision rejecting a


Prize-draw competitions referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 28 2011

In relation to Purely Creative Ltd v The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) 2011 EWCA Civ 920, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has referred the OFT’s unfair commercial practices case against promoters of prize draw competitions to the Court of Justice of the European Union


Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM: losing distinctiveness
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 31 2011

In Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM 2011 unreported, the General Court of the European Union has held that the combination of "F" and "1" would be perceived as an abbreviation of "Formula 1" and descriptive of racing cars and races


UEFA challenges the UK list of events of major importance to society
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 30 2008

As Euro 2008 kicked off, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), European football’s governing body, was putting together submissions to the Court of First Instance (CFI), challenging the designation of all matches in the tournament as “listed events” in the United Kingdom


Euro 2008ambush marketers find holes in fan zone
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 30 2008

Ever since the first noted campaign at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, “ambush marketing”where an unofficial third party attempts to associate itself with an exclusively sponsored eventhas occurred in one form or another at numerous large events, particularly sporting ones


Commission declares “home-grown player” rule in football legal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 30 2008

The European Commission has issued a statement endorsing UEFA’s “home-grown player” rule