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Interflora v M&S: further guidance in the AdWords minefield
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • September 23 2011

The latest case in the quest for clarification of trade mark law in relation to online use, particularly in relation to keywords (or "AdWords"), was handed down on 22 September.

Taking the temperature of the Patents County Court
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2011

The refreshed Patents County Court (PCC) - with its revised procedural rules and new judge, His Honour Judge Birss QC - is now six months old.

The law of privacy in the UK - after Mosley v UK is the tide turning?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2011

There is no statutory law of privacy in the UK.

The retreat from Roanne continued? Commission v Spain
  • Gowling WLG
  • Spain, European Union
  • November 2 2010

Once again the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been asked to consider the extent to which land development schemes fall within the scope of the public procurement rules.

'Round up' on the scope of DNA patents - Monsanto Technology LLC v Cefetra BV and others
  • Gowling WLG
  • Netherlands, European Union
  • March 17 2010

Since their inception, DNA sequence patents have proved a hot topic in patent law.

Heyday challenge fails: UK default retirement age is legal... for now
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2009

In March of this year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that the UK default retirement age (DRA) of 65 introduced by the Age Regulations could be compatible with the overarching EC Equal Treatment Directive (the Directive) provided that the DRA could be objectively and reasonably justified.

Sofia, so good? First IP reference to the ECJ from Bulgaria clarifies the scope of protection for databases
  • Gowling WLG
  • Bulgaria, European Union
  • March 18 2009

The right to prohibit extraction and re-utilisation of a substantial part of a protected database was established more than a decade ago by Directive 969EC (the Database Directive).

The Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry Preliminary Report: patent-related issues raised relevant to all patent intensive industries
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 29 2009

Wragge & Co's first analysis of the EU Commission's preliminary report on the pharmaceutical sector looked at the regulatory issues covered by the preliminary report.

Prison sentences for marine hose cartelists
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2008

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has finally used the sharpest instrument in its cartel-busting toolkit, with the first prison sentences being passed against three British businessmen (a combined term of over eight years) under the cartel offence.

Sarah Allen
  • Gowling WLG