IP lawyers from Shoosmiths contribute to book about landmark European decisions

Intellectual property (IP) lawyers at Shoosmiths have contributed to a number of cases in a new book about landmark European decisions. Landmark IP Decisions of the European Court of Justice 2008–2013 sets out the most celebrated IP cases of the past five years across the European Union.

Jo Joyce and Anastasia Fowle, IP and creative industries lawyers at Shoosmiths, have both authored chapters of the book.

Joyce’s chapter looks at the IP consequences of a group of pubs showing Premier League matches for customers using foreign decoder cards and set-top boxes. The court ruled that the pubs were not infringing the copyright of the events themselves even though they were not to show the broadcasts to their customers.

Joyce is an information rights specialist and is visiting lecturer in media law at City Law School, London.

Fowle’s chapter looks at a judgment relating to a long-running dispute between L’Oreal and eBay over the sale of L’Oreal products without the company’s consent. The decision of the court upheld a previous decision against eBay on behalf of L’Oreal for copyright and IP infringement of its products.

Fowle is a partner in the Shoosmiths IP and creative industries team and also a visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.