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Another lookalike fight - why Aldi has won the first round

United Kingdom - June 2 2014 In another UK lookalike dispute between the sellers of a well-known branded product and a supermarket chain, Aldi has defeated a passing off claim...


The Newspaper Licensing Agency v Meltwater: an internet copyright case with "implications for many millions"

United Kingdom - April 18 2013 The English Supreme Court has said that temporary copies made automatically when browsing the web should not usually infringe copyright. As the issue...

Nick Cunningham.


Is this evidence of real value? Yesno - further guidance on consumer evidence in trade mark disputes from the Court of Appeal

United Kingdom - April 17 2013 The ongoing trade mark dispute between Interflora and Marks & Spencer has been the focus of several of our earlier alerts as it has already resulted...


English Court of Appeal surveys the usefulness of witness evidence obtained via consumer surveys

United Kingdom - November 27 2012 This Court of Appeal judgment is yet another judgment in the long-running trade mark infringement litigation, concerning the use of Google AdWords, between Marks & Spencer and Interflora....

Alexandra Brodie.


CJEU provides clarity on the sending and receiving of data

European Union - October 24 2012 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance on whether website use of the content of a database protected by the sui generis database right amounts to 'extraction' or 're-utilisation' for the purpose of assessing infringement. It has also confirmed where that use is to be regarded as having taken place....

Gordon Harris.