Class action data breach litigation under CPR 19.6 is given the green light by the Court of Appeal in Lloyd v Google

The recent judgment by the English Court of Appeal in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599, a large-scale data breach claim, provides helpful insight into the operation of CPR 19.6.

05 December 2019

The regional court in Munich provides a step forward in removing fake reviews from the internet

Holidaycheck, one of Germany's biggest providers of hotel reviews, faces difficulty in enforcing a judgment from the regional court of Munich against Fivestar, a company which is registered in Belize. The judgment is aimed at removing dishonest hotel reviews ...

04 December 2019

The German courts provide clarity in regards to the use of Google AdWords that are identical to third party trade marks

The German Federal Court of Justice has given a judgment which holds that a trade mark owner may have grounds to oppose the use of a trade mark if that trade mark is used misleadingly in advertisements originating from a Google search and that result in the ...

04 December 2019

An initial analysis: The UK High Court examines the implications of the CJEU judgments in both Svensson and GS Media, and clarifies the position on copyright infringement in relation to hyperlinks.

The High Court has provided a complex decision regarding the situation in which a party will be held liable for copyright infringement when it provides a hyperlink to external content. The court examined in detail the CJEU's decisions in Svensson and GS Media ...

05 November 2019

The European Court of Justice demonstrates in its recent ruling that the territorial scope of the right to de-referencing can be limited to the EU in certain circumstances'right-to-be-forgotten'-to-the-eu

The CJEU rules that Google, in its dispute with French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), only had to 'de-reference' from all its sites within the EU and not all its sites worldwide. In doing so, the CJEU has recognised the difficulty in creating a global ...

29 October 2019