European IP Bulletin - Issue 76, January 2011


In This Issue:


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


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


Long v Comptroller General of Patents: Insufficiency and Ambiguity

Unilever plc v Ian Alexander Shanks: Calculating Employee Compensation


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


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


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


Spiller v Joseph: Defamation and “Honest Comment”

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


ICO Imposes First Financial Penalties for Serious Data Protection Breaches

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