Thursday, April 25, 2019

I “should’ve” thought of that! – Specsavers apply to trade mark...

Why trade mark a word? Trade marks are used to distinguish the goods or services of one trader from another, and the decision to approve...

New updated guidelines on influencers from the Danish Consumer Ombudsman

The DCO’s first guidelines on influencers was released in January 2016. Since then, to better reflect the Unfair Marketing Practices Directive, a new Danish...

Building Facebook Audiences using LinkedIn connections’ e-mail addresses

The Danish rules on spam are an implementation of the rules on unsolicited communications in the ePrivacy Directive (02/58/EC) and the Directive on protection...

Is a “digital, dynamic, context-based advertising system” patentable?

Following a couple of high profile Australian Federal Court cases (RPL and Research Affiliates), the Australian Patent Office has been reticent to grant patents...

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry?

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry? What is the levy? From 6 April 2017, all employers with an annual pay bill...

Czech Data Protection Authority issues warning on marketing communications, consent, and...

What is the issue? Under the current Czech legislation, electronic contact details may be used for marketing communications only with users' prior consent (opt-in), or...

News in This Week: European Parliament adopts revised Audiovisual Media Services...

The draft revised legislation was approved by a significant majority; 452 votes in favour with 132 against, and 65 abstentions. Headline news Under the existing AVMSD,...

CAP Responds to GDPR with Amendments to the Advertising CAP Code

Until 25 May 2018, regulation of data protection issues in relation to advertising was governed by Section 10 and Appendix 3 of the CAP...

UK Government strengthens rules governing the online resale of tickets to...

The issue Tickets for live events are generally made available for purchase at prices determined by an event organiser. However, these tickets are often bought...

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