Archive for 10/13/2006

ECJ rules against freezer exclusivity

  • 10/13/2006
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed decisions by the European Commission and the Court of First Instance (CFI) in the case of Unilever Bestfoods (Ireland) Limited. Unilever supplied ice creams to retailers, and also lent retailers freezers, free of…

Clients are the winners with boutique firms such as iLaw

  • 10/05/2006
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iLaw was one of four boutique law firms mentioned in a recent article in The Lawyer. The article featured comments from general counsel at LogicaCMG, who is “very positive” about his experiences with boutique firms, saying that they can “rattle…

Google wins trade mark case in US over Adwords

  • 10/04/2006
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In stark contrast to the Belgian case we reported on last week, Google has recently enjoyed a rare Court victory, this time in the USA. Rescuecom complained that Google’s Adwords facility, which allows competitors to pay for their advertisements to…

Online gaming banned in US

  • 10/04/2006
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A law has been passed in the US that effectively prevents US residents from using online gaming sites, a serious blow for the industry. It covers the lucrative poker sector as well as sports betting. The ban was passed on 29…