European IP Bulletin - Issue 84, October 2011


In This Issue:


“The War of the Roses”: Proportionality and Use in Accordance With Honest Practices; Registrability of Marks Containing Geographical Indications of Origin; CJEU Considers Effect of Honest Concurrent Use in BUDWEISER Reference; and Further CJEU Guidance On Keyword Advertising And Trade Mark Infringement.


Territorial Exclusivity of Football Broadcasts Found Contrary to EU Law; and EU Enhances Copyright Protection for Sound Recordings and Songs.

Registered Community Design Right:

The European General Court Decides Only Visible Parts Determine Overall Impression.

Database Right:

Sui Generis Database Rights And What Constitutes A Substantial Part.

Data Protection:

How The Cookie Crumbles: A Clash of Cultures on Cookie Regulation.

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Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade 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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