Google in court again over ‘right to be above British law’ on alleged secret monitoring – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2014 in advertising, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A battle by Google to establish that it is above British law resumed today in a landmark trial that will decide whether or not it can be held accountable by its users in this country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2014

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Weight-loss ad featuring ex-Coronation Street star Denise Welch banned – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in advertising, health, news, obesity, regulations by sally

‘An advert for the weight loss programme LighterLife featuring former Coronation Street and Loose Women star Denise Welch has been banned after the actor lost weight more quickly than regulations deem to be safe.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2014

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Advertising regulator warns firms over ‘unclear’ commercial content in video blogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in advertising, internet, news by sally

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has told companies that they must be “up front and clear” with audiences when products are promoted online, such as in video blogs (vlogs).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st December 2014

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Let Me Stop You There… The test for lifting injunctions in public procurement challenges – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 27th, 2014 in advertising, EC law, injunctions, news, public procurement, regulations, tenders by sally

‘If you’ve seen an advert in the last few years warning you to submit your tax return on time, telling you not to drink and drive, or asking you to consider joining the armed forces, chances are that the company responsible was Group M UK Limited. That company has been at the heart of an important recent case concerning the test for lifting suspensions of contracts in public procurement challenges.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 21st November 2014

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Keyword confusion – Interflora v Marks & Spencer sent for retrial – Technology Law Update

Posted November 17th, 2014 in advertising, appeals, injunctions, internet, news, statistics, trade marks by sally

‘Online retailing is growing fast. Research suggests that it makes up over 12% of UK retail sales, with the US and Germany close behind. Many of the advertising and promotional techniques used in e-commerce are necessarily different from those deployed in more traditional sales methods. One of the techniques currently popular is the use of keyword advertising such as Google’s AdWords.’

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Technology Law Update, 12th November 2014

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Law firm’s medical negligence advert “likely to cause distress to pregnant viewers” – Legal Futures

Posted November 12th, 2014 in advertising, medical treatment, negligence, news, pregnancy, regulations by tracey

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a TV medical negligence advert for Merseyside personal injury specialists Michael W Halsall Solicitors was “likely to cause undue distress to pregnant viewers”.’

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Legal Futures, 12th November 2014

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Interflora Inc and another v Marks and Spencer plc (No 5) – WLR Daily

Posted November 11th, 2014 in advertising, appeals, burden of proof, internet, law reports, trade marks by tracey

Interflora Inc and another v Marks and Spencer plc (No 5): [2014] EWCA Civ 1403; [2014] WLR (D) 473

‘On a claim for infringement of a trade mark under article 5(1)(a) of Council Directive 89/104/EEC through keyword advertising the onus of proof lay on the trade mark proprietor to establish that the advertisement complained of did not enable normally informed and reasonably attentive Internet users, or enabled them only with difficulty, to ascertain whether the goods or services referred to by the advertisement originated from the trade mark proprietor or an undertaking economically connected to it or, on the contrary, originated from a third party.’

WLR Daily, 5th November 2014

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First TV advert in 50 years for someone smoking – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2014 in advertising, news, smoking by sally

‘Smoking cigarettes in adverts was banned in 1965, but now it is back.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2014

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Page 3 model ad banned for being ‘sexist and objectifiying women’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2014 in advertising, gambling, media, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘The newspaper advert, which offered a date with a Page 3 model as a prize, has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2014

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New rules on remote gambling set to come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in advertising, complaints, gambling, jurisdiction, licensing, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Organisations which provide or advertise remote gambling facilities in Great Britain must now be licensed by the Gambling Commission regardless of where those organisations are based in the world, under new rules that come into force tomorrow [1 November].’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2014

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Building your brand – New Law Journal

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in advertising, law firms, legal services, news by sally

‘Lena Ahad explains how to market legal services more effectively in a digital world.’

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New Law Journal, 23rd October 2014

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High Court rejects legal challenge against reforms to remote gambling regime – OUT-LAW.com

‘A legal challenge against UK government plans to reform remote gambling regulation and licensing in Great Britain has failed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th October 2014

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E-cigarette advertising restrictions relaxed – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2014 in advertising, news, smoking by sally

‘E-cigarette advertisers will be allowed to show their products on television from next month, under codes announced on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2014

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Wonga TV ad banned for failing to show interest rate – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2014 in advertising, debts, interest, news, regulations by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, after a complaint by a charity.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2014

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Advertising watchdog bans three ‘copycats’ of government websites – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2014 in advertising, birth certificates, documents, internet, news, passports, visas by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has banned three “copycat” websites masquerading as government channels for health insurance cards, passports and birth certificates, leaving consumers thousands of pounds out of pocket.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2014

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Bookmakers sign up to voluntary watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in advertising, consultations, gambling, licensing, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Three of the four big high street bookmakers have signed up to a new voluntary watchdog in the hope of preempting a raft of tough statutory measures that threaten the prevalence of betting shops, high-speed roulette machines and aggressive punter-recruitment adverts promising “free money”.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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Keyword advertising must not cause financial promotions to fall foul of compliance standards, warns FCA – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2014 in advertising, financial regulation, internet, news by sally

‘Financial services companies have been warned to review their use of online keyword advertising after the City regulator said it can lead to financial promotions being deemed to be misleading.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2014

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Drink-driving: Parliamentary group calls for tough new rules – The Independent

Posted August 11th, 2014 in advertising, alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, health & safety, news by sally

‘Tough new rules on drink-driving are expected to be proposed to Parliament on Monday that would bring the UK in line with Europe on the issue.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2014

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‘Offensive’ Rio Christ statue advert banned by watchdog – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2014 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Complaints over an advert showing Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and a bikini-clad woman have been upheld by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2014

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Solicitor suspended over boiler-room scam – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A solicitor involved in a boiler-room scam to push financial products to clients has been suspended from practice for 18 months.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th July 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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