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Leading Internet Case Law

Volume: 9 Issue: 6

An arbitration panel for the World Property Organisation decided that a 13-year delay in enforcing a trademark owner's rights to an existing trademark counts against a finding of bad faith. / read more

A French court fined eBay $2.5 million for failing to prevent the sale of Louis Vuitton Moet Henessy (LVMH) products on its website, after the online auction platform failed to comply with an injunction handed down in the previous year. / read more

Considering three patents relating to electronic programming guides, the UK High Court ruled that two of out three are excluded from patentability, amounting to nothing more than presentation of information. / read more

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada decided that telemarketers who collect and use personal information should clearly state the purpose of their intentions and make sure consent has been expressly given. / read more

The UK High Court found that EDS was liable for misrepresenting its capacity to carry out the project it had bidden for during the tendering process. / read more

The UK High Court ruled that Sun Microsystems' enforcement of its trademark rights did not constitute a quantitative restriction on imports between Member States, nor a restriction to competition. / read more

The UK High Court highlighted the importance of gathering good quality evidence of internet publication in support of a claim, in a case where the claimant sought to pursue the interviewee, rather than the publication, for alleged defamatory comments. / read more

The Higher District Court for Düsseldorf ruled that a company using email addresses purchased from a third party must make sure each recipient has given explicit consent before sending out marketing emails. / read more

The UK High Court ruled that the Reynolds defence of 'qualified privilege' applies to libellous material printed in a newspaper but not to the online copy of the article in question. / read more

A Belgian Court of Appeal confirmed that the use of names and images of football clubs and football players on sports betting operators' websites is for a due cause, namely for the identification of football matches on which bets can be placed. / read more

One of the most prolific cases of identity theft and credit card fraud ever recorded is the case of Albert Gonzalez, a US citizen who stole more than a hundred million card numbers and personal details. / read more

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