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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


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


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


Misleading and unfair advertising - the Advertising Standards Authority complaints by competitors
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

Complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority ("ASA") are often brought by businesses seeking to challenge the advertising activities of their competitors


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


Interflora - the sweet smell of success, or a muted victory for trademark owners?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 26 2011

In Interflora v Marks & Spencer, the Court of Justice ("CJEU") has provided some clarification on the scope of trade mark protection where a competitor uses a registered mark as a keyword


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


Extension of the Advertising Standards Authority's digital remit
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2011

From 1 March 2011, the Advertising Standards Authority's ("ASA") digital remit will be extended to include advertisers' own marketing claims on their own websites and in other non-paid-for space under their control, such as social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook