Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments, Issue No. 3/2014 (July 14, 2014)

Editor-in-chief: Juha Vesala (TTLF Fellow)

Contributors: Aurelia Magdalena Goerner, Béatrice Martinet Farano (TTLF Fellow), Gabriele Accardo (TTLF Fellow), Irene Calboli
(TTLF Fellow), Marie-Andrée Weiss (TTLF Fellow), Mark Owen (Taylor Wessing), Nicole Daniel (TTLF Fellow)



United States

U.S. FTC makes Actavis’ acquisition of Forest subject to conditions

Apple settles with U.S. states and consumers in the e-books price fixing case

European Union

General Court upholds the EU Commission’s decision against Intel

Motorola Mobility won’t appeal the European Commission’s decision on patent licensing

ZTE files antitrust complaint with the European Commission against the patent-licensing practices of Vringo

French Competition Authority orders PMU to separate its online horserace betting activity from its physical point of sale network

Italian competition authority investigates online hotel bookings

German Federal Cartel Office closes investigation into online sales ban required by adidas

Intellectual property

United States

U.S. Supreme Court rules that online television streaming Aereo is illegal

U.S. PTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancels registration of marks containing name Redskins (Blackhorse, et al. v. Pro-Football, Inc., TTAB (June 18, 2014))

Fair Use May Prevent Copyright from being Used as Censorship Tool

The Curious Incident of Characters and Copyright at the Seventh Circuit

Massachusetts May Soon Have a Post Mortem Right of Publicity, Albeit Only for Personalities

European Union

Meltwater: CJEU confirms that online browsing does not require a license

EU trade secrets law moves closer to the U.S.

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