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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


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


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


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


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


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


The secret policeman's blog: the death of anonymous blogging?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 16 2009

On 16 June 2009 Mr Justice Eady held that the author of a blog known as "Night Jack" which made various critical allegations and observations regarding policing matters, had no right to remain anonymous


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