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Unfair Commercial Practices: The European Court of Justice Specifies Criteria for Comparative Advertising
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 21 2017

On 8 February 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a judgment on a reference for a preliminary ruling stating that comparative


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


Sound recordings and co-written musical works - term of protection
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 10 2008

It seems that aging rockers might get what they want after all with the European Commission’s formal proposal to extend the term of copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years


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 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


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


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


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


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


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