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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


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


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


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 - 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


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


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


Parliament to take on piracy for a digital Britain
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2009

A consultation paper has been launched on legislation designed to incentivise and unite the regulator, content owners and internet service providers together to reduce illegal peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing by more than 70


UK High Court holds that eBay is not liable for trade mark infringements by its users
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2009

On 22 May Arnold J handed down the much awaited judgment in L'Oreal v eBay