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Miguel Torres SA v Cantine Mezzacorona SCARL

Trade Marks - EC Law - Origin marking - Wine Labelling - TRIPs - Council Regulation 2392/89

[2004] RPC 26; [2005] ETMR 39 - Court of Appeal

Judge Jacob and Peter Gibson LJJ & Sir Martin Nourse

R (Nilsen) v Governor of HMP Full Sutton & Another

Public law - Judicial review - Human Rights - Prisoners - Prison Rules - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Autobiographical writings - Proportionality - Rationality

[2003] EWHC 3160; [2004] EMLR 9 - Administrative Court

Judge Maurice Kay J

Luke & Another v Wansbroughs (a firm) & Another

Professional Negligence - Barristers - Solicitors - Settlement - Breach of Duty - Standard of Care

[2003] EWHC 3151 (QB); [2005] PNLR 2 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Davis J

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Disclosure - Whether truth/falsity of the allegations were relevant

[2003] EWHC 2991 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Durant v Financial Services Authority

Data Protection - Manual Filing System - Subject Access Requests - Definition of "Data" - Data Protection Act 1998, ss.1 & 7 - EC Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

[2003] EWCA Civ 1746; [2004] FSR 28; The Times, 2 Jan 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge Auld, Mummery & Buxton LJJ

Miles v ITV Networks Ltd & Another

Intellectual Property - Copyright - Infringement - Inference of copying - Breach of Confidence - CPR Part 24 - Summary Judgment - Mini-trial

[2003] EWHC 3134 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

Defamation - Libel - qualified privilege - summary judgment - privilege of a police officer to warn the clients of an unconvicted defendant not to trade with his business

[2003] EWHC 2971 (QB), [2004] EMLR 310 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Griggs Group Ltd & Others v Evans & Others

Intellectual Property - Trademarks - Copyright - independent contractor - equitable ownership

[2003] EWHC 2914 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Peter Prescott QC

Re Roddy (A Minor); Torbay Borough Council v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Family law- Human Rights - Children - local authorities - care proceedings- privacy - rights of mature teenager - Article 8 - Article 10- freedom of expression - proper approach to varying injunction

[2003] EWHC 2927 (Fam); [2004] EMLR 127; [2004] 1 FCR 481 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

R (A) v Secretary of State for the Home Office

Public Law - Judicial review - Human rights - Freedom of expression - ECHR, Art 10, 6 - Suspected terrorists - Asylum seekers - Interviews

[2003] EWHC 2846 (Admin) - Administrative Court

Judge Kennedy LJ & Royce J

Jameel & Another v Wall Street Journal Europe (CA)

Libel - meaning - preliminary ruling as to capable meanings - qualified privilege - admissibility of evidence bearing on truth of allegation complained of

[2003] EWCA Civ 1694; [2004] EMLR 6 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Mummery and Mance LJJ

Attorney General v MGN Ltd

Confidential information - breach of confidence - Human Rights - employment contract - whether a contractual duty of confidence should be given more weight than an implied duty- interim injunction

[2003] EWHC 3201 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 223 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Reynolds qualified privilege - application to strike out defence of privilege- alternatively for summary judgment - whether the law as to qualified privilege was in a state of flux

[2003] EWHC 2799 (QB); [2004] EMLR 698 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Polanski v Conde Nast Publications Ltd (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Civil procedure - Civil evidence - Human Rights - CPR - Video conference link

[2003] EWCA Civ 1573; [2004] 1 WLR 387; [2004] 1 All ER 1220; [2004] EMLR 7 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Jonathan Parker & Thomas LJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - intellectual property - Quantum of damages - Distress - Wasted costs - Loss of revenue - Notional licence fee

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Jameel & Another v Times Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Meaning of words complained of - Whether article capable of being defamatory of corporate claimant - Justification - Summary judgment

[2003] EWHC 2609 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

One Honest Man Inc v BBC

Broadcasting - Contract - Injunction - Human Rights - whether the claimant should be granted an injunction

[2003] EWHC 2808 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge N Strauss QC

Wainwright v Home Office

Tort – Intentional infliction of harm – Visitors to prison strip-searched for drugs – Distress and humiliation inflicted – Privacy – Article 8 European Convention on Human Rights - Whether English common law recognises a cause of action for invasion or privacy- Remedies

[2003] UKHL 53; [2004] 2 AC 406; [2003] 3 WLR 1137; [2003] 3 All ER 943 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Hoffmann, Hope, Hutton & Scott

Pedder v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Abuse of process - Human Rights -Whether an attempt to re-litigate issues already decided against Claimants in a similar action should be struck out as an abuse of the process - whether the Defendants could rely upon the Claimants being on a conditional fee agreement without ate insurance to justify striking out the claim

[2003] EWHC 2442 (QB); [2004] EMLR 348 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Downtex v Flatley

Defamation - Civil procedure - Summary disposal - Summary judgment - s8 Defamation Act 1996- Qualified Privilege - injunction

[2003] EWCA Civ 1282 - Court of Appeal

Judge Potter & Chadwick LJJ and Cresswell J

Vassiliev v Amazon.com Inc

Defamation - Civil procedure - Summary judgment - Abuse of process - Fair comment - Related proceedings - whether the issues were sufficiently similar

[2003] EWHC 2302 (Comm) - Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)

Judge Eady J

Powell v Boladz & others

Defamation - Libel - Delay - Striking out - Abuse of process - Human Rights - Articles 6, 8 & 10 European Convention on Human Rights

[2003] EWHC 2160 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Paddick v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Human Rights - Part 18 Further Information - Disclosure of amount paid to source by newspaper - Damages - Public Interest Defence

10/09/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Blake v Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation- Libel - Civil Procedure- Ecclesiastical- Human Rights- Arts 6, 10 - Stay of Proceedings- Justiciability - whether deference to religious doctrine outweighs right of access to the courts

[2003] EWHC 1960 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

D v L

Privacy - Confidence - Injunction - Consent - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Article 8 - Respect for private life - public domain

[2003] EWCA Civ 1169; [2004] EMLR 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Waller & Carnwarth LJJ

Gray v Avadis

Defamation - Libel - Absolute privilege - Qualified Privilege - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - whether publications in and to the Office of Supervision of Solicitors were covered by absolute privilege

[2003] EWHC 1830 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Oduro v Time Life

Defamation - Libel - Meanings - Strike out application - Abuse of process

[2003] EWHC 1787 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Peer International Corp v Termidor Music Editora Musical de Cuba

Copyright - Musical works - Assignments - Licenses - Reversionary copyrights - Cuban law - Effectiveness of purported assignments of reversionary copyrights

[2002] EWCA Civ 1156; [2004] Ch 212; [2004] 2 WLR 849; [2004] RPC 23; [2003] EMLR 34; [2003] FSR 767 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, Mance, & Latham LJ

Greenaway and Williams v Poole

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Qualified Privilege - Malice - Elections - s.10 Defamation Act 1952 - Damages

[2003] EWHC 1735 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Jack J

Sheikha Mouza al Misnad v Azzaman Ltd & Others

Defamation - Libel - Summary disposal - CPR Part 24 - s.8 Defamation Act 1996 - Conflict of laws - Publication in multiple foreign jurisdictions - Reynolds privilege - Standards of responsible journalism

[2003] EWHC 1783 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Gleaner Co v Abrahams

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Whether the award by the jury was excessive - Constitutional law - Human Rights- Freedom of expression - foreign jurisdictions - Jamaica

[2003] UKPC 55; [2004] 1 AC 628; [2003] 3 WLR 1038; [2003] EMLR 737 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Hoffmann, Hope, Hobhouse, Millett and Tipping J

In re S (A Child) (CA)

Family law - Reporting restrictions - Inherent jurisdiction - Injunctions - Human rights - Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR

[2003] EWCA Civ 963; [2004] Fam 43; [2003] 3 WLR 1425; [2003] HRLR 911 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Hale & Latham LJJ

Milne v Express Newspapers (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - offer of amends - rejection of offer of amends - the correct test under s4(3) Defamation Act 1996

[2003] EWHC 1843 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Archer v Williams

Breach of Confidence - Contract - Employment - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 8 - Article 10 - Damages - Injury to feelings - liability for republication

[2003] EWHC 1670 (QB); [2003] EMLR 869; [2003] FSR 869 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Jackson J

Reuben & Others v Time Inc & Another (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Validity of service - Service out of jurisdiction - Forum conveniens - Amendment of claim form - Earlier publication - s.35(5)(a), Limitation Act 1980

[2003] EWHC 1430 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

Keays v Guardian Newspapers Ltd & Others

Defamation - Libel - Fair comment - Inferences as to state of mind - Whether allegation of fact or comment - CPR part 24

[2003] EWHC 1565 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Stallwood & Stallwood v Smith

Defamation- Libel - Qualified Privilege- Summary Judgment-Part 24- Whether pre-action correspondence between a prospective litigant and a solicitor are protected by qualified privilege

01/07/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Johnson v Home Office

Breach of Confidence - Damage to Reputation - Public Interest Defence - Negligence - Proximity - Foreseeability - Remoteness of Damage -Trial

26/06/2003 - Doncaster County Court

Judge Recorder Lodge QC

Pedersen and Baadsgaard v Denmark

Human Rights - Defamation - Libel - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - TV Documentary about wrongful conviction - Journalists fined for defaming senior police officer - whether interference necessary in a democratic society

19/06/2003 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Vassiliev v Frank Cass & Co Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reply to attack - Friend of deceased victim - Original victim having no claim in libel - Common interest privilege - Publication in specialist journal - Publication on internet - Reynolds privilege

[2003] EWHC 1428 (QB); [2003] EMLR 761 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corp v Wall Street Journal Europe

Defamation - Libel - amendment - justification - allegations of association with institutions or persons suspected of terrorism - whether such allegations breach established principles of law

[2003] EWHC 1358 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Maris & Others v Walsh

Defamation - Libel - breach of confidence - threat to publish -interim injunction.

[2003] EWHC 1417 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Musa King v Telegraph Group Ltd (QBD)

Defamation - libel - civil procedure - Conditional fee arrangements - Human Rights - Articles 6, 10 - justification - whether it was permissible to justify the meaning that the police suspected the claimant of involvement in terrorist offences

[2003] EWHC 1312 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

Data Protection - Subject Access Request - s.7 Data Protection Act 1998 - Manual Files - Exemptions - Privacy - Breach of Confidence

05/06/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Tolkien v Birmingham Sunday Mercury

Press Complaints Commission - Code of Conduct - Privacy - Intrusion into grief - Rights of the dead - Rights of the bereaved

24/05/2003 - Press Complaints Commission

Judge

Confetti Records & Others v Warner Music UK Ltd

Copyright - Musical work - Licence - Offer and acceptance - Moral rights - Derogatory treatment - s.80(2)(b), CDPA 1988

[2003] EWHC 1274; [2003] EMLR 790 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Miller Brewing Company v The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

Trade Marks - Infringement - Detention of infringing goods by customs authorities - Application for statutory delivery up - Notice of Application served on all those having an interest in the goods - Whether applications under ss. 16 and 19 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 can be made in the same proceedings - Whether third party should be protected under cross undertaking in damages - Whether second defendant an importer

[2004] FSR 5 - Chancery Division

Judge Neuberger J

Webster v British Gas Services Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Qualified privilege - Malice - Malicious Falsehood - Summary judgment -Part 24

[2003] EWHC 1188 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Harrods Ltd v Dow Jones & Co Inc

Defamation - libel - jurisdiction - whether the claimant could sue the defendant in this jurisidiction

[2003] EWHC 1162 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Butters v Clarkson

Media law - Publishing - Contract - Uncertainty

21/05/2003 -

Judge

X (formerly known as Mary Bell) & Y v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Ors

Anonymity Order - Lifetime Injunction to restrain identification - Breach of Confidence - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 2 - Article 8 - Article 10 - whether the applicants' exceptional circumstances warranted the grant of lifetime protection contra mundum

[2003] EWHC 1101 (QB); [2003] FSR 850; [2003] EMLR 850 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Butler-Sloss P

Mersey Care NHS Trust v Ackroyd (No.1) (CA)

Disclosure of journalistic source - Public interest defence - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR- Section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981 - Summary judgment

[2003] EWCA Civ 663; [2003] EMLR 820; [2003] Lloyd's Rep Med 379; [2003] FSR 820 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, May & Carnwarth LJJ

R (Pro-Life Alliance) v BBC & Others

Public Law - Judicial review - Party election broadcast - Broadcasters - Offensive material - Freedom of expression - Art 10 ECHR

[2003] UKHL 23; [2004] 1 AC 185; [2003] EMLR 457; [2003] 2 WLR 1403; [2003] 2 All ER 977 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Walker, Scott, Nicholls, Millett & Hoffmann

Adams v Guardian Newspapers Ltd

Libel - Defamatory meaning - Parliamentary privilege - Fair comment - Veritas (justification) - Reynolds qualified privilege - whether a Reynolds qualified privilege defence is applicable in Scotland

[2003] ScotCS 131 - Court of Session

Judge Lord Reed

Sharma v Jay & Others

Defamation- Harassment- Protection from Harassment Act 1997- Malice- Slander- Application to strike out claim for harassment and plea of malice- CPR Part 3.4 and Part 24.2

15/04/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

Human Rights - intellectual property - Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - Freedom of expression - ECHR, Art 10 - Data Protection Act 1998 - use of surrepitiously taken photographs

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Irvine v Talksport Ltd

Intellectual property - Passing off - Celebrity endorsement - Image rights - Judicial notice - False message - Damages - Principles of assessment

[2003] EWCA Civ 423; [2003] 2 All ER 881; [2003] EMLR 538 - Court of Appeal

Judge Schiemann, Brooke & Jonathan Parker LJJ

Covance Laboratories v J

Breach of confidence - public domain - corporate documents - whether internet publication defeated claim in confidence - injunctions

20 & 27 March 2003 - Chancery Division

Judge Etherton J & Timothy Lloyd J

Bennett & Another v BBC & Another

Defamation - libel - particulars of justification - whether the defendant could justify the common sting of the whole article when the Claimant only complained about parts of it

[2003] EWHC 553 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Experience Hendrix LLC v PPX Enterprises Inc

Breach of contract - intellectual property - remedies - recording agreement- account of profits - notional licence fee.

[2003] EWCA Civ 323; [2003] EMLR 515 - Court of Appeal

Judge Peter Gibson & Mance LJJ and Hooper J

Kearns v General Council of the Bar

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Existing relationship - Summary judgment - CPR Part 24

[2003] EWCA Civ 331; [2003] 1 WLR 1357; [2003] 2 All ER 534; [2003] EMLR 565 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown Mantell & Keene LJJ

ICN Photonics Ltd v Patterson

Defamation - Libel - Rulings on Meaning - Slander of Goods - Whether defamatory imputation carried about the manufacturer - Function of Appeal Court

[2003] EWCA Civ 343 - Court of Appeal

Judge Schiemann, Rix & Keene LJJ

Rigg v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - s2 Defamation Act 1996 - Disclosure - Whether journalist's notes should be disclosed

[2003] EWHC 710 (QB); [2004] EMLR 52 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Jockey Club v Bradley

Sports Law- Tribunal- Appeal- Human rights - Article 6 ECHR- independence and impartiality

[2003] ISLR, SLR-71 - Jockey Club Appeal Board

Judge Sir E Cazalet, Chairman

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - intellectual property - Civil procedure - Witness statements - Hearsay evidence - Cross-examination - CPR 33.4 - CPR 32.5

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Kennedy & Scott Baker LJJ

Howlett v Holding and Holding & Barnes Plc

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Striking out - CPR 3.4(2) - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2003] EWHC 286 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Tanner v Filby and Howell

Defamation - Justification - Fair comment - Issue estoppel - Abuse of process - Fair Trial - Freedom of Expression - Human rights - Article 6 - Article 10 - European Convention on Human Rights

20/02/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Cream Holdings Ltd v Banerjee & Another (CA)

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Freedom of expression - s.12(3) Human Rights Act 1998 - Real Prospect of Success

[2003] EWCA Civ 103; [2003] Ch 650; [2003] 2 All ER 318; [2003] EMLR 323; [2003] 3 WLR 999; [2003] EMLR 323 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown LJ, Sedley LJ, Arden LJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8 - Service out of jurisdiction - Data Protection Act 1998 - Interference with rights and business - Unlawful means conspiracy - photographs

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Rix & Scott Baker LJJ

Cleese v Clark & Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation- Libel - Offer of Amends Procedure- Hearing to assess compensation- Section 3(5) Defamation Act 1996 - Damages.

[2003] EWHC 137 (QB); [2004] EMLR 37 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Peck v United Kingdom

Human Rights - Privacy - Article 8 - respect for private life - interference - in accordance with the law - legitimate aim - necessary in a democratic society - Article 13 - right to an effective remedy- Article 41 - damages, costs and expenses

(2003) 36 EHRR 41; [2003] EMLR 287 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - ECHR, Art 8 - Striking out - Re-amendments - Fair trial

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt VC