European IP Bulletin, Issue 110, May 2014

In This Issue:

- CJEU Holds ISPs May be Ordered to Block Customer Access to Websites Infringing Copyright

- European Trade Mark and Design Network Issues Common Communication On Black and White Marks

- CJEU Provides Guidance on Revocation of Common Names for Products

- Application For Advertising Slogan Rejected as Not Indicating Commercial Origin

- High Court Declares ASOS UK Trade Mark Not Detrimental to ASSOS CTM

- High Court Restrains Use of QUEENSBERRY Mark for Sports Equipment

- Court of Appeal Holds Kiddee Case Does Not Infringe Trunki’s CRD for Ride-On Suitcase

- CJEU Clarifies Meaning of “Disclosure” in Relation to Community Designs

- CJEU Rules Data Retention Directive is Invalid

- Excerpt from CJEU Holds ISPs May be Ordered to Block Customer Access to Websites Infringing Copyright:

On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film Verleih GmbH and another [2014] C-314/12 has held that internet service providers (ISPs) may be ordered to block their customers’ access to websites which infringe copyright.

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