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Ryanair -V- Google


Marc Samuels





Martin Hayden SC, assisted by Marc Samuels, has been instructed as counsel by Ryanair in high-profile proceedings against Google in relation to misuse of intellectual property rights and in particular, the operation of Adwords.

The litigation will examine how Google’s advertising system operates, particularly in the context of the earlier decisions of the European Courts in Google France SARL and Google Inc v Louis Vuitton Malletier SA [C-236/08]; the decision of Interflora v M & S and the US decision of Rosetta Stone Limited v Google Inc 676 F.3D144. The latter was considered to be the last serious American challenge to Google’s Adword programme. The Ryanair litigation will now revisit the entirety of the issues raised in those decisions.


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