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SCRABBLE misses out on double word score in app dispute
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2015

In the recent case of J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd & Others v Zynga Inc 2015 EWCA Civ 290 the Court of Appeal considered trade mark infringement and


Amazon infringes Lush's trade mark by bidding on "Lush" as a keyword and by displaying it on its own website
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 14 2014

Lush's Community trade mark was held to be infringed by Amazon's purchase and use of "lush" as a keyword through Google AdWords where the sponsored


The Court of Appeal confirms that obligations imposed under the Digital Economy Act 2010 upon ISPs relating to unlawful file-sharing by their subscribers comply with EU law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2012

The Court of Appeal has dismissed BT's and TalkTalk's challenge to the enforceability of obligations imposed on ISPs under the Digital Economy Act 2010 relating to unlawful file-sharing by subscribers and has confirmed that such obligations comply with EU law


Second time unlucky for Interflora in the Court of Appeal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2013

The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in the case of Interflora Inc. & others v Marks and Spencer PLC 2013 EWCA Civ 319, with Lewison LJ


Supreme Court's opinion on browsing: the longer view
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 3 2013

As Lord Sumption said in the opening words of the Supreme Court's judgment in The Public Relations Consultants Association v The Newspaper Licensing


Interflora - victory for trade mark owners on keyword advertising, but for how long?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2013

The use by Marks & Spencer ("M&S") of the keyword "Interflora" to trigger search results via Google AdWords for M&S's flower service, has been held


Internet service providers ordered to block sites selling counterfeits
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2014

On 17 October 2014, Arnold J handed down his landmark judgment in Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin 2014 EWHC


Hargreaves Review - more than gowers revisited, a "Digital Opportunity"
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2011

Professor Ian Hargreaves' independent review of IP and growth, Digital Opportunity, commissioned by the Government, was published yesterday


Digital Economy Act 2010 is now law but its anti-piracy measures are only halfway there
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2010

After much controversy and criticism, the Digital Economy bill has now made it into law, having been passed through the legislative 'wash-up' procedure that preceded the dissolution of the Government


Bad Phorm Britain - UK laws fail to protect confidentiality of communications says European Commission
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 29 2009

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK government, claiming that European rules on e-privacy and data protection have been inadequately implemented in Britain