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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


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


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


CJEU upholds decision rejecting CTM application for PHOTOS.COM
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

In Getty Images (US) Inc v OHIM C-7013 P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has upheld an EU General Court decision rejecting a


Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH: copyright and database right infringement and jurisdiction
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 29 2011

Allowing Sportradar's appeal in part, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled that Dataco's copyright claim in relation to a database of football statistics failed because what was allegedly copied was "mere data", not the database itself


CJEU offers partial clarification as to governing jurisdiction for sui generis right
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 7 2012

A decision has been reached by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding Football Dataco Ltd and Others v Sportradar GmbH and Another 17311 referred from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in respect of a request for interpretation of Article 7 of Directive 969EC on the Legal Protection of Databases (the Directive


UEFA challenges the UK list of events of major importance to society
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 30 2008

As Euro 2008 kicked off, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), European football’s governing body, was putting together submissions to the Court of First Instance (CFI), challenging the designation of all matches in the tournament as “listed events” in the United Kingdom


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


Court of Justice of the European Union holds that ISPs may be ordered to block customer access to websites infringing copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2014

On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that ISPs may be ordered to block their


European Commission launches wide-ranging consultation on EU copyright law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 22 2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation as part of its goal to review EU copyright law by Spring 2014. The consultation, which is due to