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The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, refusing an appeal against an order requiring internet service providers (“ISPs”) to block websites offering counterfeit goods. Cartier and the other Claimants sought an injunction against the five main ISPs in the … Continue reading Cartier and others v BSkyB and others: Court of Appeal upholds website blocking injunction against internet service providers

The Commercial Court has granted an anti-suit injunction against a claimant in Ardila Investments NV v ENRC NV and another. The case concerned a dispute regarding payment obligations arising from a share purchase agreement (“SPA”) which contained a non-exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the English courts. Ardila had sought payment from ENRC of US$220 million … Continue reading Commercial Court grants anti-suit injunction where “vexatious interference with the due process of the court”

The High Court has ordered a group of ISPs to block access to the “Popcorn Time” application for copyright film and TV content, in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and others v Sky UK Ltd and others. Birss J had refused to determine the case without a hearing due to the special technical nature of … Continue reading High Court grants blocking injunction in relation to “Popcorn Time” websites

The Court of Appeal has exercised its discretion to hear an appeal from a party who was in contempt of several earlier court orders, in Hin-Pro International Logistics Ltd v Compania Sud Americana De Vapores SA. Several anti-suit injunctions had been made by lower courts prohibiting the appellant, Hin-Pro, from pursuing proceedings in China in … Continue reading Court of Appeal hears appeal from party in contempt of court

The Court of Appeal has handed down a ruling in conclusion to the patent dispute between Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc (“ASSIA”) and British Telecommunications plc (“BT”).   The case concerned alleged infringement by BT of ASSIA’s European Patents relating to DSL (broadband) technology. Having found infringement of two patents and granted an injunction, the … Continue reading Stay of injunction in patent infringement dispute

The High Court has handed down a further judgment in the aftermath of Cartier v BSkyB, where Arnold J had granted orders requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block several websites selling counterfeit goods. The latest ruling concerns the precise wording of those orders, specifically regarding the blocking of IP addresses which might affect other … Continue reading Cartier v BSkyB: court rules on wording of website blocking order

In the recent decision in Anglian Windows Limited v Anglian Roofline Limited (reported on Lawtel here), Judge Richard Hacon sitting in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court re-affirmed the American Cyanamid principles for the grant of interim injunctions in trade mark infringement cases. In this case, a long-established and successful home improvements business trading as “Anglian … Continue reading IPEC re-affirms American Cyanamid principles in trade mark infringement cases

Copyright holders have secured another victory in their battle against infringing file-sharing sites in 1967 Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd.  Applying the principles set out in his recent judgment in Cartier v BSkyB (full judgment available here), Arnold J granted an order under section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 requiring … Continue reading High Court applies Cartier v BSkyB principles to copyright infringement case