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European distribution: antitrust pitfalls arising out of warranty repair services
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 19 2010

In the context of its preliminary antitrust investigation into Apple's iPhone guarantee policies, the European Commission has confirmed that, in order not to infringe competition rules, suppliers should provide EU-wide warranty services, regardless of the EUEEA country where the product was purchased


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


“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


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


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


The protection of football fixture lists under the EU Database Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 30 2012

On 1 March 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union passed judgement on Football Dataco Ltd v Yahoo! UK Ltd 2012 CJEU C-60410, concluding that the football fixture lists in question are not protected by copyright as there is insufficient intellectual creation on the part of the author


Experience Hendrix Llc v Times Newspapers Ltd: damages and the IP Enforcement Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 4 2010

In September 2006, The Sunday Times issued a free CD (covermount) containing recordings of songs performed at the Royal Albert Hall (RAH) in 1969 by the Jimi Hendrix Experience


Sport White Paper: Parliament, specificity of sport and the FIFA 65 rule
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 30 2008

The European Parliament (EP) welcomed the European Commission’s plans for a specific EU sport policy and the majority of the actions proposed in the Commission’s July 2007 White Paper and accompanying Pierre de Coubertin Action Plan


CJEU holds ISPs may be ordered to block customer access to websites infringing copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 8 2014

On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film


European Commission targets Spanish football clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona for State aid investigations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Spain
  • December 19 2013

The European Commission (Commission), on 18 December 2013, opened three formal State aid investigations into public support measures for major