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Online copyright - Hyperlinking and accessibility

European Union, United Kingdom - January 4 2016 The relationship between copyright and the online world is a complicated and evolving area, not least hindered by the fact that copyright legislation…

Anna Reid

Cybersquatting update - High Court applies One in a Million principle in Yoyo.email v Royal Bank of Scotland

United Kingdom - January 29 2016 It has been confirmed that the mere registration of a domain name may amount to passing off. The High Court also clarified that it did not have…

Lush v Amazon - online retailers: are your sponsored links squeaky clean?

United Kingdom - May 12 2014 The case of Cosmetic Warriors and Lush v Amazon has confirmed and clarified the recent cases of Google France, Interflora and L'Oreal v eBay…

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water: just use keywords and search engines with caution

United Kingdom - March 25 2014 The case of Cosmetic Warriors Ltd and Lush Ltd v Amazon.co.uk Ltd and Amazon EU Sarl [2014] EWHC 181 (Ch) has confirmed and clarified the recent…

Dumb and dumber? A brief review of parody defences in the UK

United Kingdom, USA - February 20 2014 In mid-February, a coffee shop was opened in Los Angeles called "Dumb Starbucks". The get-up of the café was very similar to the well-known…