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  • Two trade mark questions to be clarified in Europe

    April 15, 2015

    A revealing discussion of the Interflora Adwords case at the recent Fordham IP Conference is a reminder that English judges have unfinished business at the CJEU

  • Play Interflora Snakes & Ladders

    November 06, 2014

    Following the Court of Appeal's decision to order a retrial in the Interflora v Marks & Spencer keywords litigation, you too can now try your luck in the UK courts with our unique Interflora snakes & ladders game

  • Interflora v M&S – reaction from around the web

    November 06, 2014

    Disappointing; incredible; another twist; is it personal?; and maybe the first ever trade mark infringement case sent for retrial in the UK – a few of the comments made by lawyers on this week’s Interflora v Marks & Spencer Court of Appeal ruling

  • Interflora Adwords case set for retrial

    November 06, 2014

    In the latest twist in litigation that has seen more false peaks than an ascent of Mount Everest, a panel of Court of Appeal judges has ordered a retrial in the trade mark dispute between Interflora and Marks & Spencer

  • Savvides joins Bristows

    September 10, 2014

    Theo Savvides has joined London law firm Bristows as head of copyright and digital media litigation

  • The sad status of trade mark surveys

    January 24, 2014

    British judges are known for their measured language. When a judgment includes a word written in all capitals, it could signal annoyance. When that word is also printed in bold type, it suggests something closer to frustration

  • Are trade mark surveys dead, or just resting?

    October 17, 2013

    Are surveys in trade mark cases dead? That was the first question at the MARQUES/UCL-IBIL “Question the Trade Mark Judges” event last night

  • When can trade marks be used as keywords?

    August 28, 2013

    Recent cases have helped to clarify when, if ever, use of trade marks as keywords constitutes infringement. Correspondents explain the situation in Australia, India, Europe and the United States

  • Interflora wins UK Google AdWords case

    May 23, 2013

    Retailer Marks & Spencer infringed Interflora’s trade marks when it bought keywords using the latter’s brand name, Mr Justice Arnold ruled this week

  • Surveying trade mark surveys

    January 31, 2013

    Courts around the world have varying rules on using trade mark surveys as evidence. Ten lawyers provide a guide to the latest developments in five key jurisdictions to help you make the most of surveys in trade mark disputes

  • Analysis: The adwords questions that remain unanswered

    September 27, 2011

    Nick Rose and Rebecca Pakenham-Walsh of Field Fisher Waterhouse consider some of the more ambiguous aspects of the Court of Justice’s ruling in the Interflora case

  • Court of Justice reassures Marks & Spencer in AdWords case

    September 22, 2011

    Marks & Spencer may be allowed to use the Interflora mark as a search engine keyword

  • Interflora opinion gives brand owners keyword hope

    March 25, 2011

    The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU has suggested that keywords used in online advertisements can infringe trade marks in certain specific circumstances

  • Keyword decisions: two down, three to go

    March 23, 2010

    Tuesday’s ruling from Europe’s highest court is the first of five decisions due from the Court of Justice of the EU relating to the legality of Google’s AdWords programme, with the second following just two days later

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