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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


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


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


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


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


CFI dismisses action to block trade mark registration
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 3 2009

The Court of First Instance (CFI) has dismissed Danjaq’s action against Mission Productions to block the registration of the word sign “Dr. No” as a Community trade mark


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


Commission decision on state aid granted by Denmark to TV2 annulled
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Denmark, European Union
  • October 24 2008

The Court of First Instance (CFI) has annulled the European Commission’s Decision regarding the State financing of TV2Danmark, the Danish public broadcaster


Conditional access and sports rightsgood and bad news
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 25 2008

There is good news and there is bad news for sports events rights holders and their licensees in the European Commission's second report on the implementation of the Conditional Access Directive 9884EC, published on 6 October 2008