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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


“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


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


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


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


Euro 2008ambush marketers find holes in fan zone
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 30 2008

Ever since the first noted campaign at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, “ambush marketing”where an unofficial third party attempts to associate itself with an exclusively sponsored eventhas occurred in one form or another at numerous large events, particularly sporting ones


EU enhances copyright protection for sound recordings and songs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 3 2011

On 12 September 2011, Directive 2011 77 EU, amending Directive 2006 116 EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (the Directive) was adopted


The protection of football fixture lists under the EU Database Directive
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 30 2012

On 1 March 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union passed judgement on Football Dataco Ltd v Yahoo! UK Ltd 2012 CJEU C-60410, concluding that the football fixture lists in question are not protected by copyright as there is insufficient intellectual creation on the part of the author


CJEU ruling confirms live internet streaming of TV broadcasts infringes copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 15 2013

On 7 March 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catchup Ltd 2013 C60711 EUECJ