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How 'Green' are you? 'Greenwashing' claims scrutinised by regulators

Retail businesses should be aware of the risks of misleading consumers in relation to environmental claims

28 September 2021

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans Instagram influencers’ ads for disregarding ad rules

Two Instagram influencers’ ads have been banned by the ASA for breaching the ad rules following ASA’s earlier warning to influencers and brands over widespread non-compliance
25 August 2021

Social media influencers ‘on notice’ by ASA over widespread failure to disclose ads

ASA spot check shows 'unacceptable' levels of non-compliance with ad rules by social media influencers. Warning by ASA that enforcement action could follow

06 April 2021

UK Supreme Court can determine global FRAND licence terms

The UK’s highest court has ruled it can require the grant of global 'fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory' licences for 'standard essential patents'

05 October 2020

Artificial Intelligence ('AI'): Legal Liability Implications

The European Commission’s latest report considers emerging technologies incorporating AI and whether existing liability regimes offer adequate protection where products cause injury

30 January 2020

A guide to doing business in the UK

Doing business in the UK for the first time can be exciting but complex. In this inward investment guide, we identify ten key points to help you plan ahead for success

03 July 2019

Top Tips for Terminating Contracts

Matthew Walker from the firm's Dispute Resolution team discusses the key points to consider when terminating contracts

11 June 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

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

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

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
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