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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