Watchdog bans Center Parcs advert promoting term-time family holidays – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in advertising, news, parental responsibility, school children by sally

‘An advertisement for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for “irresponsibly” encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2014

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Jimmy Savile: Adverts advise victims on compensation – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in advertising, compensation, news, sexual offences by sally

‘People who say they were sexually abused by Jimmy Savile are being advised how they can claim compensation through adverts in newspapers.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2014

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Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon – NIPC Law

Posted April 9th, 2014 in advertising, internet, news, trade marks by sally

‘In Cosmetic Warriors Ltd and Another v amazon.co.uk Ltd and Another [2014] EWHC 181 Mr John Baldwin QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, had to decide whether causing advertising to appear on an Internet user’s screen for products that competed with those of the claimants whenever the user entered the claimants’ trade mark into a search box amounted to an infringement of the claimants’ mark.’

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NIPC Law, 7th April 2014

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Wonga TV advert banned by advertising watchdog – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2014 in advertising, complaints, loans, media, news by sally

‘A TV advert for payday loans firm Wonga has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled it confused the public about the interest rates that applied.’


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BBC News, 9th April 2014

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Duped by the ‘blood analyst’ who says he can cure cancer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2014 in advertising, cancer, consumer protection, doctors, news by sally

‘Controversial Harley Street specialist is found guilty of claiming he can cure cancer in landmark case brought by trading standards.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2014

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Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius ‘money back if he walks’ ad broke rules and brought UK advertising into disrepute, ASA finds – The Independent

‘A Paddy Power advert that offered a “money back if he walks” guarantee for betting on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial broke rules and brought the UK’s advertising industry into disrepute, the regulator has found.’

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The Independent, 19th March 2014

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OFT: ‘significant gaps’ in university prospectuses – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 14th, 2014 in advertising, consumer protection, fees, news, universities by tracey

‘The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) warns that universities are failing to supply students with enough information before they apply, but finds no evidence of ‘fee fixing’ between institutions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2014

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E-cigarette ad banned over health claims – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in advertising, health & safety, news, ombudsmen, smoking by tracey

‘An advert for an e-cigarette brand has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled that claims including that it was “the healthier smoking alternative” could not be substantiated.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2014

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“Golly Costume” pictures taken down following Advertising Standards Authority ruling – Independent

Posted February 20th, 2014 in advertising, complaints, news, racism by michael

‘Jokers’ Masquerade, a fancy dress online retailer, has been ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to take down the pictures of its “golly” costumes from its website.

The ASA found the depiction of the costume to be racist. It ruled the pictures had to be taken down from the website under rule 4.1 of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) code, which stipulates “marketing communications must not contain anything that is likely to cause serious or widespread offence”.’

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Independent, 19th February 2014

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‘Offensive’ nude scanner app ad shown during soap banned – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2014 in advertising, children, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘A TV advert for a “nude scanner” mobile phone app has been banned after it was shown during a prime-time show.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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Amazon and Lush ruling shows there’s an ‘added layer of protection’ against ‘piggy-backing’ on trade marks, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2014 in advertising, internet, news, sale of goods, trade marks by sally

‘Cosmetics company Lush was entitled to prevent Amazon using its trade mark to promote rival goods for sale on Amazon and via Google, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2014

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Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 34; [2014] WLR (D) 35

‘Where the decision of a public body was shown to be unlawful, the court should be reluctant to refuse relief on the ground that, acting lawfully, the decision-maker would have reached the same decision, particularly if the power had been exercised not for its statutory purpose but for an ulterior motive. In such a case the court should grant appropriate relief.’

WLR Daily, 27th January 2014

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London transport’s ban on anti-gay ad put in doubt by court of appeal – The Guardian

‘A London transport ban on a Christian charity’s posters suggesting gay people can “move out of homosexuality” has been put in doubt by a court of appeal judgment that ordered an investigation into whether the mayor, Boris Johnson, acted “for an improper purpose”.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

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Google to face High Court case on alleged breach of UK data protection rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 20th, 2014 in advertising, damages, data protection, internet, jurisdiction, news, privacy by sally

‘Google is to face a claim for damages before the High Court from three individuals who claim the company breached UK data protection laws by circumventing privacy settings deployed on their web browsers to serve them with personalised adverts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2014

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ICO fines payday loans company £175,000 over spam messaging – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 19th, 2013 in advertising, consumer credit, data protection, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A payday loans company has been fined £175,000 by the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO) after the watchdog found it to be in serious breach of UK privacy
laws.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th December 2013

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Harley Street practitioner claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with lifestyle changes and herbs, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2013 in advertising, cancer, HIV, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Man in court for rare prosecution under The Cancer Act 1939 which prohibits advertisements offering to treat or to cure cancer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2013

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When is an advert “political” for the purposes of a ban under the Communications Act? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 25th, 2013 in advertising, Christianity, freedom of expression, human rights, media, news by tracey

‘R (on the application of London Christian Radio Ltd & Christian Communications Partnerships) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre (Respondent) & Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Interested Party) [2013] EWCA Civ 1495.The ban on Christian Radio’s proposed advert seeking data on the “marginalisation of Christians” in the workplace was lawful and did not constitute an interference with free speech, the Court of Appeal has ruled. When determining whether a radio or television advertisement was “political” fur the purposes of Section 321(2)(b) of the Communications Act 2003 the court should consider the text objectively; the motives of the advertiser were irrelevant.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st November 2013

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Regina (London Christian Radio Ltd and another) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre – WLR Daily

Posted November 25th, 2013 in advertising, Christianity, freedom of expression, law reports, media by tracey

Regina (London Christian Radio Ltd and another) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre:[2013] EWCA Civ 1495;   [2013] WLR (D)  445

‘The words “an advertisement which is directed towards a political end”, in section 321(2)(b) of the Communications Act 2003, invited attention to the subject-matter of the advertisement, and not the motives and intentions of the advertiser unless those intentions were expressed or were implicit in the language of the advertisement itself. An objective examination of the text of the advertisement alone was required, and the word “political” should not be given a narrow and artificially restrictive interpretation given the wide scope of the examples provided in section 321(3).’

WLR Daily, 19th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (London Christian Radio Ltd and another) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in advertising, appeals, Christianity, law reports, media by tracey

Regina (London Christian Radio Ltd and another) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre:[2013] EWCA Civ 1495;   [2013] WLR (D)  445

‘The words “an advertisement which is directed towards a political end”, in section 321(2)(b) of the Communications Act 2003, invited attention to the subject-matter of the advertisement, and not the motives and intentions of the advertiser unless those intentions were expressed or were implicit in the language of the advertisement itself. An objective examination of the text of the advertisement alone was required, and the word “political” should not be given a narrow and artificially restrictive interpretation given the wide scope of the examples provided in section 321(3).’

WLR Daily, 19th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

 

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TV gambling ads have risen 600% since law change – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2013 in advertising, gambling, news, statistics by sally

“The number of gambling commercials on British TV has rocketed from 234,000 a year to nearly 1.4m annually since the deregulation of the sector six years ago, according to new research.”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2013

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