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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


Film titles: trade mark function
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 16 2009

In Danjaq LLC v OHIM T-43505 30 June 2009 (unreported) the Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld a decision of the Board of Appeal of Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) that a film title is an indicator of artistic, but not commercial, origin and, as such, is not a trade mark


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


CJEU ruling confirms live internet streaming of TV broadcasts infringes copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 15 2013

On 7 March 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catchup Ltd 2013 C60711 EUECJ


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


Collective Rights Management Directive approved
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

The new Collective Rights Management Directive, regarding collective management of copyright related rights and multi- territorial licensing of


EU-wide protection of old phonograms can last 50 years
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 26 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) stipulated in a preliminary ruling that phonograms are protected in all EU-member states for a term of 50 years after their first recording if they were protected in at least one EU-member state on or before July 1, 1995


CFI concludes that French audiovisual licence fee constitutes state aid
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • March 20 2009

In its judgment in Télévision francaise 1 SA (TF1) v Commission T-35405, the Court of First Instance (CFI) has upheld a Decision by the European Commission that the French licence fee system is compatible with the State aid provisions of the Common Market


Use of domain names and metatags falls under Comparative Advertising Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 31 2013

In Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology NV v Peelaers and another Case C-65711, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed


Jurisdiction to award damages for online infringement of “personality rights” clarified
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that victims of infringements of “personality rights” by means of the internet can chose to bring actions before the courts of the Member State in which they reside in respect of all the damage caused