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Court of Appeal sends Interflora back to the High Court (again) for retrial with Marks and Spencer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2014

The Court of Appeal has allowed Marks and Spencer's appeal in part and remitted the case to the High Court for a retrial of the infringement claims


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Government proposes stronger measures against file sharers including cutting them off
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 25 2009

Following the release of the Digital Britain final report and a consultation on the implementation of new legislation aimed at tackling p2p file sharing in June, the Government has now announced its intention to toughen the list of sanctions that might be imposed on file sharers, to include the temporary suspension of internet connections