Price marketing in Denmark

Before and now-offers have been subject to much debate in Denmark due to the before-prices often not reflecting the actual normal price of the...

Concealed advertising on social media in Denmark

The Danish consumer ombudsman has recently notified the police of an incident of concealed advertising through a Danish singer's Instagram profile. The company Unilever manufactures...

Digital Single Market: EU Commission proposal for a cross-border portability right

On 9 December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content across EU. This proposal is...

Singapore: Proposed Digital and Social Media Advertising Guidelines to combat new issues in digital...

Currently, all advertisements that are published in Singapore have to comply with the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice ("Code"). Administered by the Advertising Standards...

Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) upholds complaints against three alcohol marketers

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) – the body that oversees the UK's self-regulatory advertising codes – has recently upheld three complaints against alcohol marketers....

Australia – Marketing and Advertising to Children – some key legal and regulatory issues...

In this article we look at some of the key legal and regulatory obligations for companies when advertising and marketing products to children and...

Copying for scientific research purposes allowed

The District Court of Amsterdam recently ruled that the original text of Anne Frank's diaries may be copied for scientific research. The case is...
Communication

ICC statement in favor of freedom of commercial communication

ICC has recently issued a statement asking governments to reject “general advertising bans” and “overly prescriptive restrictions on truthful commercial communications”. Through this statement,...

IP & IT Bytes: Paywall-circumventing hyperlinks: communications to the public

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that EU member states can legislate to categorise the provision of paywall-circumventing hyperlinks that enable free...

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On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") gave a preliminary ruling in the case of Ryanair Ltd...