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High Court declares ASOS UK trade mark not detrimental to ASSOS CTM
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

In Maier v Asos plc 2014 EWHC 123 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales has rejected a challenge to the registration of the UK trade mark ASOS


Court of Appeal holds Kiddee Case does not infringe Trunki’s CRD for ride-on suitcase
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

In Magmatic Ltd v PMS International Ltd 2014 EWCA Civ 181, the Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of Arnold J, finding that the Kiddee Case


High Court of England and Wales rules on threats and jurisdiction in declaration for non-infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

In Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd and others v Apple Inc 2012 EWHC 889 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales considered several preliminary issues in a case involving Apple’s registered Community design for a tablet computer


Court of Appeal of England and Wales considers “best” and “all reasonable” endeavours
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales in Jet2.com Limited v Blackpool Airport Limited 2011 EWHC 1529 (Comm) has provided guidance on the enforceability of “best endeavours” and “all reasonable endeavours” clauses


The High Court of England and Wales rules on Formula One confidentiality and copyright infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

In Force India Formula One Team Ltd v 1 Malaysia Racing Team SDN BHD and others 2012 EWHC 616 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales ruled on claims for contractual and equitable breach of confidence and copyright infringement brought by one Formula One (F1) race team operator against another


Drug formulation patent found to be invalid in the United Kingdom but valid in other jurisdictions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

Mr Justice Arnold’s decision in Teva and others v Astrazeneca AB 2012 EWHC 655 (Pat) invalidated Astrazeneca’s patent for a sustained release formulation of the anti-psychotic drug quetiapine in the United Kingdom, on the grounds of obviousness, just days after the same patent was found to be valid in the Netherlands


International Chamber of Commerce UK cookie guide
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued guidance to help website operators and users understand and apply the changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 relating to cookies that will come into force in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2012


Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment): PPL licence exemptions abolished
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 20102694 has abolished, as of 1 January 2011, exemptions in the CDPA that allowed charitable and not-for-profit organisations to play recorded or broadcast music in public without obtaining a PPL licence


Nominet opens registration of short .uk domains: registered rights sunrise
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The initial sunrise period for registration of "short" domain names in the United Kingdom was opened by Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names, on 1 December 2010 and closed on 17 January 2011


Long v Comptroller General of Patents: insufficiency and ambiguity
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

Ms Long filed a patent application for an invention that provided car parks with an indicator for showing whether a space was occupied