BORIS ABRAMOVICH BEREZOVSKY -V- ROMAN ARKADIEVICH ABRAMOVICH

March 31 2010

Laurence Rabinowitz Q.C., Richard Gillis Q.C., Simon Colton, Sebastian Isaac and James Edelman appeared for Mr Berezovsky. The full text of the judgment is available here

GOOGLE FRANCE AND GOOGLE INC. ET AL V. LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER ET AL

March 23 2010

The Grand Chamber of The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held, in a landmark Judgment, that Google has not infringed trade mark law by allowing advertisers to purchase keywords corresponding to their competitors’ trade marks.  Advertisers themselves, however, cannot, by using such keywords, arrange for Google to display ads which do not allow internet users easily to establish...

TULLETT PREBON PLC -V- BGC BROKERS LP AND ANR, ANTHONY NEIL VERRIER, SHAUN CARL EDGAR LYNN AND OTHERS

March 18 2010

The judgment, which relates only to liability and injunctive relief with damages still to be assessed, relates to inter dealer brokers and concerns an unlawful conspiracy by a competitor and its executives to induce employees of the claimant to leave the claimant's employment in breach of their contracts of employment based on an "early exit strategy" that involved the assertion of sham constructive...

BLOOMSBURY INTERNATIONAL LTD AND OTHERS V SEA FISH INDUSTRY AUTHORITY AND ANOTHER

March 18 2010

In allowing this appeal the Court of Appeal, overturning 40 years of Government practice, decided that the Sea Fish Industry Authority, a quango funded by means of a levy, had not been authorised by Parliament to impose that levy on importers of sea fish products, because such products were not "landed" in the UK. The Fisheries Act 1981 (under which the levy-raising regulations had been made) only authorised...