"Is the term ‘advertising’ in Article 2 of Council Directive 84/450 ... relating to the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning misleading advertising and in Article 2 of Directive 2006/114 ... concerning misleading and comparative advertising to be interpreted as encompassing, on the one hand, the registration and use of a domain name and, on the other, the use of metatags in a website’s metadata?"Google France will be dragged before the Advocate General and the CJEU, where they will be carefully examined for evidence as to what that court might have been thinking of back in March 2010.
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|Advocate General Sharpston is|
coming to London on a flying visit
Art & Artifice weblog -- which is currently planning its first event. A&A has just welcomed its 300th email subscriber, just a little over a year since its launch. Meanwhile, there's a most entertaining post on PatLit from Michael Thesen on the introduction of electronic document-sharing facilities in the German Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court). On the MARQUES Class 46 blog, Laetitia Lagarde explains the General Court's take on the distinctiveness of elephants. Oh, and Ben Challis has directed 1709 Blog readers to the EFF's amazing "Dear Hollywood" letter from "The Internet", which has a guaranteed wind-up value ...
William Patry, "How to Fix Copyright" and breakfast, 8.30am to 10am). What it doesn't yet have is a venue. An appeal to 1709 Blog readers didn't solve the problem so the IPKat is going to have a try. He says:
"If you wish to offer your premises, together with a breakfast buffet spread, for a bunch of copyright enthusiasts, in return for the eternal gratitude of the 1709 Blog team and even some half-decent publicity, please email the IPKat here and let him know".