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Television Format Rights - Breach of Confidence - Confidential Information - Protection of Combination of Features - Inferences Drawn from Findings of Fact - Need to Challenge Evidence by Cross Examination
Trade Marks - Infringement - Internet - Search engine - Google 'AdWord' service - Whether operation of service infringed trade marks - Article 14 of Directive 2000/31 - Whether service within hosting exemption
Copyright - Broadcasts - s.298, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Infringement of copyright - Directives 98/84/EC, 89/552/EEC, 93/83/EEC, 2001/29/EC - Competition law - Articles 28, 49, 81, EC Treaty - Reference to European Court of Justice - Article 234, EC Treaty - Territorial licences - Decoders - Football matches - Use of non-UK decoders to received broadcasts of football matches in UK pubs
Domain names - Trade marks - Registration of domain name with intent to use a protest site - No active use - UDRP - Order to transfer domain name to trade mark owner - Whether breach of registrant's rights under European Convention on Human Rights - Defamation - Malicious falsehood - Harassment - Wrongful threats - s.21, Trade Marks Act 1994
Trade mark - Infringement - Comparative advertising - Art 5, Trade Marks Directive – Art 3a(1), Comparative Advertising Directive – Reference to ECJ - Right to prevent use of sign identical or similar to registered mark — Whether extending to use of sign in comparative advertising
Copyright - Broadcasts - ss.298, 299 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Competition law - Article 81, EC Treaty - Infringement of copyright - Territorial licences - Decoders - Football matches - Use of non-UK decoders to received broadcasts of football matches in UK pubs
Copyright - Broadcasts - Criminal offences - ss.6, 297(1) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - EC Directive 93/83 - Dishonestly receiving programme included in broadcasting service provided from place in UK with intent to avoid payment of applicable charge - Place from which broadcasting service provided - Transmission by continuous chain of communications - Intent
Trade marks - Applications - Application for trade marks in 'bad faith' - Relevance of legal advice in determining 'bad faith'
Passing off - Goodwill - Subsistence of goodwill in absence of commercial activity
Copyright - Artistic works - Duration - Exploitation of artistic work by industrial process - S.52, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Infringement - Substantial part
Infringement of Trade Marks for "Smell-Alike" replica perfumes - "Unfair Advantage" - References to European Court - Use of comparison tables - Art 5(1)(a), 5(2) and 6(1)(b) Directive 89/104 on Trade Marks 1988 - Passing off - Unfair competition
Comparative advertising – Identifying a competitor or the goods or services offered by a competitor – Goods or services satisfying the same needs or with the same purpose – Reference to designations of origin
Trade marks - Infringement - Comparative advertising - Arts 5(1), 5(2), Trade Marks Directive - Comparative Advertising Directive - Defence - Purely descriptive use of mark - Whether requirement that use of mark indispensible to make comparative advertisement effective
Trade Mark Infringement - s.10(3) Trade Marks Act 1994 - No likelihood of confusion - 'Link' - Whether unfair advantage or detriment to the repute of the mark - Whether 'free-riding' enough - Similarity between mark and sign not similarity between products.
Copyright - Infringement - Identity of infringer unknown to claimant - Identity known to third party - Order to disclose identity - Norwich Pharmacal Co and others v Customs & Excise Commissioners  AC 133
Contract - Parties - Agency - Copyright - Authorship - Performers' rights - ss.182A, 182B, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Regulation 27, Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996 - Unjust enrichment - Settlement agreement - Enforcement of settlement agreement - Abuse of process - Estoppel, acquiescence and laches - Cause of action estoppel - Trust of a promise
Trade marks - Infringement - Defence - Trade Marks Act 1994, s.12 - Goods distributed within EEA with consent of owner - Competition law - EC Treaty, Art 81 - Anti-competitive agreements - Striking out
Copyright - Making available - ss.16(1)(d) & 20 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Internet - Music - File-sharing - Peer-to-peer software - Ignorance of distribution - Summary judgment - Real prospect of success
Music law - Contract - Music publishing agreement - Contradictory and inconsistent terms - Duration of agreement - Infringement - Meaning of 'composition' - Implied terms - Positive and negative obligations - Unlawful interference with goods - Allegations of dishonesty
Patents – Enabling disclosure – Novelty – State of the art – Patent invalid by reason of prior disclosure which, if performed, would infringe the patent – Anti-depressants – Crystalline form – Patents Act 1977, ss. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 14
Copyright - Musical works - Performing editions of non-copyright works - Subsistence of copyright - "Original" - "Musical" - s.3 CDPA 1988 - Infringement of copyright - Moral rights - Right to be identified as author - s.77 CDPA 1988
Copyright - Comparative advertising - Comparative Advertising Directive - Fair dealing for purpose of criticism or review - s.30(1) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Fair dealing for the purpose of reporting current events - s. 30(2) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
Database right - Infringement - Horseracing database - Indirect sourcing of data - Extraction or re-utilisation of substantial part - Repeated and systematic extraction or re-utilisation of insubstantial parts - Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 - Database Directive 96/9/EC
Copyright - Limitation - Damages - Community Directive on copyright into national law - Consequential loss - Whether fresh claim each time loss suffered - Whether statute-barred - s.2 Limitation Act 1980 - Art 8(2) Council Directive 92/100/EEC
Intellectual property - Copyright – Trial – Sole/Joint author – Ghost writer – Claim to be both sole author or joint author factually inconsistent – Whether Claimant acted dishonestly in bringing proceedings – Referral by judge to DPP.
Confidential information - copyright - animals - medical research - experiments - interim injunctive relief - s12 Human Rights Act - standard of proof for interim injunction - public interest - democratic society making arrangements to secure public interest