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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


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


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


“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


Child’s right to privacy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Greece
  • March 27 2009

In Reklos and Davourlis v Greece (Strasbourg) 2009, the European Court of Human Rights held that taking photographs of a baby, without parental consent, amounts to a violation of its right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR


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


ECJ finds sports association’s services exempt from VAT
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 24 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that services provided by sports organisations to member clubs may be exempt from VAT


Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA: comparative advertising and products sold in supermarkets
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 25 2011

The fact that there are differences in the extent to which you might like to eat certain food products depending on their place of production, the ingredients and who produced them, does not, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said in Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA C-15909, preclude the possibility that an advertisement comparing such products (by reference to price alone, as opposed by reference to any of their other attributes) will fall within the boundaries of permitted comparative advertising, provided the advertisement is not misleading


US copyright alert system: a model for Europe?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • September 28 2011

The Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have welcomed the recent voluntary agreement in the United States between internet service providers (ISPs) and the creative industries, in particular trade bodies representing the music and film industries, to deal with copyright infringement online


Commission completes impact assessment of online music recommendation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 15 2008

As a result of its recent assessment, the European Commission has concluded that Recommendation 2005737EC on collective cross-border management of copyright and related rights for legitimate online music services has, indeed, had an impact on the licensing marketplace and is endorsed by a number of right-holders, rights managers and music users