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The “innocent” copying defence: only applicable to works out of copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In David Hoffman v Drug Abuse Resistance Education (UK) Ltd 2012 EWPCC 2, the Patents County Court of England and Wales assessed the use of the “innocent copying” defence under Section 97 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988


Serious e-privacy breaches: ICO guidance on monetary penalties
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has laid before the UK Parliament a draft of its new guidance on monetary penalties


Composite marks: identity, similarity and likelihood of confusion
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In Ghias (ta Griller) v Ikram 2012 EWPCC 3, Miss Recorder Michaels, sitting in the Patents County Court, partly upheld but largely dismissed claims of infringement under Section 10(1), (2) and (3) of the Trade Mark Act 1994 brought by a fast food business chain trading as “Griller”, against three similar businesses trading as “Griller”“The Griller Original”, “The Griller King” and “Griller Hut”


Privilege against self-incrimination and the scope of the intellectual property exception
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In Stephen John Coogan v News Group Newspapers Ltd 2012 EWCA Civ 48 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld orders from the High Court of England and Wales requiring the private investigator for the former News of the World newspaper, Mr Mulcaire, to provide information regarding his phone hacking activities, despite Mr Mulcaire’s argument that to do so would infringe his privilege against self-incrimination


Pub landlords found to infringe the Premier League’s copyright: pyrrhic victory after all?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2012 EWHC 108 (Ch) Lord Justice Kitchin has now accepted that the Defendant publicans communicated copyright works contained in foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches to the public, following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling to that effect in October 2011


EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd: all reasonable endeavours and utmost good faith
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd 2010 CSOH 141, Lord Glennie found that EDI Central Ltd had not breached a contractual obligation to pursue, "with all reasonable endeavours and as would be expected of a normal prudent commercial developer experienced in developments of that nature", the development of an NCP car park


OFT Report on Price Framing: common pricing practices and the CPRs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

On 3 December 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published a much anticipated Report on Price Framing (the Report) in which it sets out its findings on how the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) impact on specific pricing practices identified by psychological and economic studies as being potentially detrimental to consumers


Spiller v Joseph: defamation and “honest comment"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in Spiller v Joseph 2010 UKSC 53 has declined to alter radically the defence of "fair comment" in libel claims


National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd v Christopher Silveria: damages assessed on the “user” principle
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd v Christopher Silveria 2010 EWPCC 15, His Honour Judge Birss QC, sitting in the Patents County Court, has found that damages assessed on the "user" principle are available in cases of trade mark infringement and passing off in the same way as in patent infringement cases


The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: online commercial media monitoring services and the end user licence debate
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

This ruling from Mrs Justice Proudman confirms that businesses using an online commercial media monitoring service require a licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd