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Burges Salmon advises Virgin Sport on partnership with Nike

Burges Salmon’s Intellectual Property and Commercial team has advised Virgin Sport on its multi-year partnership with Nike

15 May 2019

Children and age-restricted ads: new statutory controls proposed on HFSS advertising

Tackling the promotion of HFSS products to children remains high on the ASA's agenda. This is likely to step up amid the government's consultation to introduce a 9.00pm watershed on HFSS product ads
10 May 2019

Geographical Indications after Brexit: the impact on food names

How far will the UK go to protect food names when faced with competing trade pressures from the EU and US?
02 May 2019

Court of Appeal finds yet another registered community design valid but not infringed

The Court of Appeal’s decision follows a line of cases where designs have been found to be valid but not infringed taking into account the degree of design freedom in more technical designs
29 April 2019

BMW takes the fast lane to victory

The existence of an infringing company name on the companies register was sufficient for BMW to be granted summary judgment in its claims for passing off and trade mark infringement.
02 April 2019

The Digital Copyright Directive: European Parliament votes in favour despite controversy

On 26 March, the European Parliament voted to approve the final version of the controversial EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
29 March 2019

Protecting children from irresponsible advertising: tougher rules for gambling operators

As part of the ASA's continued focus on limiting children’s exposure to age-restricted ads, new standards have been announced for gambling advertising that will take effect from next month.
28 March 2019

IPEC claims: only in exceptional circumstances can you amend your case after the CMC

A reminder from the IPEC that it is essential for the parties to identify all facts and arguments in their statements of case in advance of the CMC
25 March 2019

Key Considerations for Social Influencer Agreements

The use of social media influencers is considered one of the fastest growing advertising mediums. So, what do companies need to be aware of when entering into an arrangement with an influencer?
01 February 2019

Online advertising in collaboration with social media influencers and celebrities

The CMA has announced that it has secured formal commitments from 16 celebrities with significant social media presence in the UK, that they will be clearer when advertising products and services.
23 January 2019

ASA announces that from June harmful gender stereotyping in adverts will be banned

Following its 2017 review into gender stereotypes in adverts, the ASA has announced its plan to ban harmful gender stereotyping in advertising from June 2019.

14 January 2019

General Court upholds decision rejecting ST ANDREWS marks

The General Court has dismissed St Andrews Links’ appeal of the EUIPO’s rejection of its application for the mark ST ANDREWS in relation to the majority of Class 41 services applied for.
04 January 2019
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