European IP Bulletin - Issue 76, January 2011

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In This Issue:

COPYRIGHT

Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment): PPL Licence Exemptions Abolished

The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: Online Commercial Media Monitoring Services and The End User Licence Debate

ITV Broadcasting Ltd v TV Catch Up Ltd: Communication to The Public of a Broadcast

TRADE MARKS

La Chemise Lacoste SA and Baker Street Clothing Ltd (ALLIGATOR): Word and Device Marks, Conceptual Similarity and Likelihood of Confusion

National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd v Christopher Silveria: Damages Assessed on The “User” Principle

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB v OHIM: Movement Mark and Graphic Representation

Codorniu Napa Inc v OHIM: Figurative Marks, Wine and Likelihood of Confusion

Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd: Asda “Rides on The Coat-Tails” of Specsavers’ Reputation

PATENTS

Long v Comptroller General of Patents: Insufficiency and Ambiguity

Unilever plc v Ian Alexander Shanks: Calculating Employee Compensation

DOMAIN NAMES

Nominet Opens Registration of Short .uk Domains: Registered Rights Sunrise

COMMERCIAL

OFT Report on Price Framing: Common Pricing Practices and The CPRs

Eminence Property Developments Ltd v Kevin Heaney: – “… A Mere Honest Misapprehension… Will Not Justify a Charge of Repudiation"

EDI Central Ltd v National Car Parks Ltd: All Reasonable Endeavours and Utmost Good Faith

Rooney v CSE Bournemouth Ltd: “Terms and Conditions Available Upon Request”

Mediaprint Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlag GmbH & Co KG v Österreich-Zeitungsverlag GmbH: Prize Promotions and Unfair Commercial Practices

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING

Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA: Comparative Advertising and Products Sold in Supermarkets

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA

Spiller v Joseph: Defamation and “Honest Comment”

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd: Privacy, Interim Injunction, Open Justice and Refusal to Grant Anonymity

DATA PROTECTION

ICO Imposes First Financial Penalties for Serious Data Protection Breaches

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Published In: Civil Remedies Updates, General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Privacy Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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