Nestle faces setback in KitKat trademark battle – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2015 in EC law, food, news, trade marks by sally

‘Confectionery giant Nestle’s attempt to trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat bar in the UK does not comply with European law, a senior European Court lawyer has said.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2015

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Who, What, Why: Can the KitKat shape be a trademark? – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2015 in food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by sally

‘Confectionery giant Nestle is attempting to turn the shape of the KitKat bar into a trademark. But is this possible, asks Justin Parkinson.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Swindon placenta smoothie maker ‘will not fight ban’ – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2015 in birth, environmental health, food, health & safety, human tissue, news by sally

‘A woman who was banned from using raw placenta to make smoothies for new mothers, has said she cannot afford the legal battle to fight her case.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2015

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Attempt to ban toxic ‘diet drug’ DNP fails – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2015 in drug abuse, food, news by sally

‘An attempt to ban the possession of the toxic “diet drug” DNP has failed, it has emerged just days after student Eloise Parry became the fifth person in three years to die after taking the pill bought over the internet.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2015

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Consumer group begins ‘super-complaint’ over allegedly ‘misleading and opaque’ supermarket pricing practices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in consumer protection, food, news, regulations, sale of goods by sally

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will investigate alleged “misleading and opaque pricing practices” by supermarkets in response to a ‘super-complaint’ brought by consumer group Which?, it has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2015

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Life Expectancy, Expert Evidence, the Strauss Tables and the Relevance of the Quality of Care: Detailed Consideration by the High Court – Zenith PI Blog

‘This Blog has already looked at the case of Robshaw -v- United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (QB) in the context of judicial consideration of the basic principles of the law of damages. However the judgment of Mr Justice Foskett also contains some important observations in relation to life expectancy. In particular the approach to be taken when dealing with evidence from experts and statistical analysis.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 12th April 2015

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Abattoir boss fined £8,000 over horsemeat charges – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2015 in fines, food, forgery, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A slaughterhouse boss has become the first person to be sentenced in connection with the horsemeat scandal that rocked British supermarkets in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

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Smoothie court case leaves nasty taste in the mouth for placenta fans – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in birth, environmental health, food, health & safety, human tissue, news by sally

‘Swindon Borough Council argue ‘the processes involved in the production of placenta for human consumption present a number of potentially serious health risks”

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The Independent, 20th March 2015

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Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake row could force Muslims to print Prophet Mohammed cartoons – lawyer – Daily Telegraph

‘Human Rights barrister claims gay marriage cake court case would erode right to refuse to act against conscience.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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The Strange Case of the Salted Snack – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 18th, 2015 in food, health & safety, news, parental responsibility, school exclusions by sally

In this week’s Law in Action we tell the cheesy story of the 6-year-old boy excluded from school because of the salted snack in his lunch box. We ask what the law has to say about this – can a child be excluded because of what his or her parents have done?

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BBC Law in Action, 17th February 2015

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Nottinghamshire Police detained child without food or water – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2015 in children, detention, food, mental health, news, police, water, young persons by sally

‘A 16-year-old girl was held in police custody for almost two days without food or water, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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ASA bans advert implying vitamin pills could help women conceive – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, food, health, news, pregnancy, regulations by sally

‘An advert for a vitamin supplement designed for women trying to conceive has been banned after the regulator ruled there was no proof that the product could increase the likelihood of pregnancy.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Thirsk slaughterhouse ‘attacks’ probed by FSA – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, food, news, slaughter by tracey

‘One man has been sacked and three others at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2015

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Former Royal Navy chef jailed over £1m ‘fake’ sea bass scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2015 in food, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, trade descriptions by sally

‘Judge brands £1.1 million fraud a ‘scandal’ after it is revealed Michael Redhead sold 400,000 packs of a cheaper oriental perch to Iceland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2015

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David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky cleared by advertising watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in advertising, alcoholism, charities, children, food, news, regulations, sport by tracey

‘David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky brand Haig Club has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog, despite complaints that the former footballer’s endorsement promotes drinking among children.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Pub chef and manager jailed over Christmas dinner that left a diner dead – The Guardian

‘A pub chef and his manager have both been jailed after a Christmas dinner served at their restaurant left a mother dead and dozens of other diners ill with food poisoning.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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Time for a fry-up – patent claims reinterpreted in Jarden v SEB – Technology Law Update

Posted January 9th, 2015 in appeals, food, news, patents by sally

‘In a surprise end-of-year appeal success Jarden has escaped the heat of SEB’s ‘dry fryer’ patent. The apparatus claimed by the patent allows a user to produce crispy chips without needing a pan full of hot fat.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th January 2015

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Grandmother poisons sister’s artichokes in bitter feud – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in costs, criminal damage, families, food, news by sally

‘Gillian Leeden ordered to pay sister Lyndsey Glassett compensation after being found guilty of targeting Jerusalem artichokes with weed killer in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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Food allergy laws enforced in restaurants and takeaways – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2014 in EC law, food, health & safety, news by sally

‘Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2014

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Government agrees to set up Food Crime Unit following Elliott Review – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 8th, 2014 in consumer protection, food, fraud, health & safety, news, quality assurance by sally

‘A new Food Crime Unit is to be set up after the Government accepted all of the recommendations of the Elliott report on food integrity and assurance of food supply networks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th September 2014

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