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Online gambling operator hits jackpot with "32" Court of Appeal finds "32Red" and "32" trade marks valid and infringed and pre-emptive registration not to be in bad faith
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2012

On 24 January 2012 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in WHG (International) Ltd, WHG Trading Ltd and William Hill Plc v 32Red Plc.

bwin fights typosquatting and wins it all
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • September 30 2011

bwin.party services (the Complainant), an Austrian company belonging to the bwin group, recently won two separate Complaints filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

".es" domain names required to operate online gambling operations in Spain
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Spain
  • August 15 2011

Under the new Spanish Gambling Law (132011 Act), licensees are required to use specific websites with ".es" domain names in order to operate their online gambling operations.

China's new State Internet Information Office more control or just streamlining the administration?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • May 18 2011

With the number of Internet users in China approaching 500 million, the Chinese Government announced on 4 May 2011 that it has set up the State Internet Information Office 国家互联网信息办公室 which will serve as the new central agency for online communications in China.

Online gambling opened up to competition in France: implications of expected reform
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • November 22 2010

The new Law 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 (the Law) is designed to open up competition and regulate online gambling and gaming in France.

Swedish tax authorities cash in on the virtual economy
  • Bird & Bird
  • Sweden
  • October 27 2009

The Swedish tax authority "Skatteverket" is coming to the end of a three-year tax investigation project into the E-Commerce Sector.

Defeat for Playboy in domain name battle
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2007

The entertainment company Playboy Enterprises International Inc. (“Playboy”) has suffered defeat in trying to stop someone using the domain name www.playboyracing.co.uk.