Monthly Archives: January 2015

High Court dismisses application by Google to strike out Mosley claim

In Mosley v Google [2015] EWHC 59 (QB) Google sought to strike out a claim brought by former Formula One President Max Mosley.  Mosley is seeking damages and an injunction, under Section 10 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA 1998’).  The injunction is sought to block access to still images and edited footage from its search engine results. The images in question show Mosley involved in a sex act with five women in 2008.

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Rihanna defeats appeal by Topshop in T-shirt ‘passing off’ claim

In Robyn Rihanna Fenty and others –v- Arcadia Group Brands Limited and another ([2015]  EWCA Civ 3), lawyers for Topshop sought unsuccessfully to set aside last year’s finding in the High Court that the clothing store was liable for ‘passing off’ under common law for the unauthorised use of the singer’s image on T-shirts.

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Mirror Group Newspapers settle phone-hacking claims in High Court

The High Court on 22 January 2015 heard that a number of celebrities (including Cilla Black, Darren Day, Peter Andre and Jessie Wallace) had settled their claims against the Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for phone hacking that was alleged to have taken place between 2000 and 2006.  The claims for misuse of private information related to the “widespread and habitual practice of voicemail interception” conducted by the newspapers involved.

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Iain Wilson interviewed by the British Medical Journal on the impact of the right to be forgotten

Brett Wilson LLP Partner Iain Wilson speaks to the British Medical Journal (BMJ) about the ‘right to be forgotten’ and its relevance to doctors and other medical practitioners.

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