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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


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


“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


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


Film titles: trade mark function
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 16 2009

In Danjaq LLC v OHIM T-43505 30 June 2009 (unreported) the Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld a decision of the Board of Appeal of Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) that a film title is an indicator of artistic, but not commercial, origin and, as such, is not a trade mark


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


Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM: losing distinctiveness
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • March 31 2011

In Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM 2011 unreported, the General Court of the European Union has held that the combination of "F" and "1" would be perceived as an abbreviation of "Formula 1" and descriptive of racing cars and races


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


Commission clears Sony-BMG again
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 5 2007

For the second time, the European Commission has cleared the creation of Sony BMG, a joint venture combining the recorded music businesses of Sony and Bertelsmann