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A recall notice directed to “6 Hour” energy shots could constitute false advertising
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

Addressing the issue of whether a recall notice issued by a competitor constituted false advertising and anti-competitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a district court’s judgment dismissing false advertising claims and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Sherman Act claims


Commission clears Universal-BMG deal, subject to conditions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • May 25 2007

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of the music publishing business of BMG by the US-based company Universal following the latter company’s commitment to divest itself of some publishing catalogues


Commission approves two Dutch film funds
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • July 20 2007

The European Commission has approved two new funds in the Netherlands for promoting film-making


Commission clears BMGSony joint venture...again!
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 30 2007

At the beginning of January 2004, Bertelsmann AG and Sony notified the European Commission of their intention to create a joint venture to which Bertelsmann would contribute the worldwide recorded music business of its wholly-owned subsidiary Bertelsmann Media Group (BMG), and Sony would contribute its worldwide recorded music business, with the exception of Japan, operated by Sony Music Entertainment (IP07272


Decryption of Premier League matches with imported decoder cards: is there a competition defence?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2008

The matter in dispute in Football Association v QC Leisure & Others 2008 EWHC 44 (Ch) was the possible anticompetitive effect of contracts between the Football Association (FA) and foreign broadcasters for the broadcasting of Premier League football matches


Ninth Circuit gives copier leasor second shot at Lanham Act claims
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 29 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit reversed the F.R.Civ. Pro. 12(b)(1) dismissal of a complaint alleging false statements and antitrust violations, finding that the factual allegations, if taken as true, would support the Lanham Act and Sherman Act claims


Advocate General’s Opinion casts doubt over Greek law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Greece
  • March 14 2008

Advocate General Kokott has issued an Opinion stating that a Greek law, which gives the Greek motor sports federation the right to authorise events in Greece, may be incompatible with European competition law


Caution for competition defence
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2008

In The Football Association Premier League Limited & Others v LCD Publishing Limited 2007 EWHC 3171 (CH), the English High Court considered an application to strike out a restraint of trade and competition defence


Sweden abolishes exclusive right in digital broadcasting services
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Sweden
  • June 13 2008

The European Commission has withdrawn from the European Court of Justice its case against Sweden for breach of the Electronic Communications Directive following Sweden's recent amendment of its media law


Conditional clearance of News CorpPremiere deal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 4 2008

In the first phase of merger proceedings, the European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Premiere, Germany’s pay-TV operator, by News Corp