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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

Brexit and UK consumer law: part two

BEIS has published a draft version of the regulations to make various amendments to EU-derived UK consumer protection legislation. 
21 November 2018

Brexit and UK consumer law

BEIS has published draft regulations to make amendments to legislation that enforce laws protecting consumers’ rights in the UK. 
26 October 2018

Cadbury comes out on top in its latest trade mark battle with Nestlé

The CJEU has annulled the EUIPO’s decision that Nestlé’s 3D KitKat mark had acquired distinctiveness across the EU.
17 August 2018

Striking out a misrepresentation claim in court

Can an entire agreement clause stop a claimant’s shot at bringing a misrepresentation claim? Yes, says the High Court.
17 July 2018

BeeMoved: company not liable for passing off for a misstatement on a third party website

The Court of Appeal has held that BeeMoved was not liable for passing off where, without its knowledge, a third party website reverted to old (and incorrect) wording.

02 July 2018

US trade barriers: the developing impact and international response

Following the announcement of US trade tariffs on steel and aluminium, we make some observations on the impacts on supply chains and consumers of growing trade barriers.
22 June 2018

UK franchising law: competition and the EU

Franchise agreements raise particular competition issues relating to restrictions on franchisees.  
16 April 2018

Brexit and competition law: an essential summary of key competition and state aid implications

How will state aid and competition law fare after Brexit? This update provides a concise summary on where things currently stand.

16 April 2018

Cybersecurity remains a priority for the UK government

The UK government confirms potential fines of up to 20 million euros in its response to the Network and Information Systems Directive public consultation.
28 February 2018

An introduction to crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular alternative method of raising finance. But what is crowdfunding? In this article we explain how crowdfunding works, the risks and rewards and the UK regulation.
13 February 2018
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