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Spiller v Joseph: defamation and “honest comment"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in Spiller v Joseph 2010 UKSC 53 has declined to alter radically the defence of "fair comment" in libel claims


Rooney v CSE Bournemouth Ltd: terms and conditions available upon request
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In Rooney v CSE Bournemouth Ltd 2010 EWCA Civ 1364, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that "terms andconditions available upon request" could be interpreted asincorporating a contractor's standard terms


Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB v OHIM: movement mark and graphic representation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 25 2011

Sony sought to register the mark illustrated below as a Community Trade Mark (CTM), filing during prosecution a written description of the mark's movement


Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA: comparative advertising and products sold in supermarkets
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 25 2011

The fact that there are differences in the extent to which you might like to eat certain food products depending on their place of production, the ingredients and who produced them, does not, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said in Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA C-15909, preclude the possibility that an advertisement comparing such products (by reference to price alone, as opposed by reference to any of their other attributes) will fall within the boundaries of permitted comparative advertising, provided the advertisement is not misleading


The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: online commercial media monitoring services and the end user licence debate
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

This ruling from Mrs Justice Proudman confirms that businesses using an online commercial media monitoring service require a licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd


Unilever plc v Ian Alexander Shanks: calculating employee compensation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

Professor Shanks made an invention patented by his employer, Unilever UK Central Resources Ltd (CRL


EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd: all reasonable endeavours and utmost good faith
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd 2010 CSOH 141, Lord Glennie found that EDI Central Ltd had not breached a contractual obligation to pursue, "with all reasonable endeavours and as would be expected of a normal prudent commercial developer experienced in developments of that nature", the development of an NCP car park


Lifestyle Management Ltd v Frater: domain names and instruments of fraud
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

Pointing domain names, which are similar to a former principal's website, to websites that closely resembled the home page of the former principal has been found to be an act of passing off


Cowshed Products Ltd v Island Origins Ltd: interim injunction and the risk of injustice
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

In a case that shows the difficulty of applying the American Cyanamid principles to passing off and trade mark infringement, the judge follows the approach in John Walker & Sons v Rothmans International and Management Publications v Blenhiem Exhibitions and examines where the risk of injustice lies


Bezpečnostni softwarová asociace-Svaz softwarové ochrany v Ministerstvo kultury: copyright in a graphic user interface
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Czech Republic
  • February 28 2011

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the graphic user interface (GUI) of a computer program is not protectable under the Software Directive (91250EC) but may be a copyright work in itself