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Dressing down for The Consortium for Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Published on 18 December 2019. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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Balsamic vinegar manufacturers (outside of Modena) can use the terms 'aceto' and 'balsamico' following a decision made by the CJEU relating to protected geographical indications.

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Sheffield United, or divided? Implying duties of good faith

Published on 04 November 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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The High Court has held that the duty to act with good faith should not be implied into an agreement between the owners of Sheffield United FC.

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Lidl held to mislead consumers with cheesy price comparison

Published on 08 August 2019. By Oliver Bray, Partner and Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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When looking at Lidl's price comparison ad, which compared a number of prices of products with Morrisons, the Advertising Standards Authority found that if a retailer knows their competitor is offering a price promotion on a product, it can’t use the competitor’s normal higher price to make the comparison. This applies even if the backdrop to a savings claim is a year-long price comparison.

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Spurs suffer Champions League defeat to the Advertising Standards Authority

Published on 08 July 2019. By Stuart Harris, Associate and Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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Spurs' heartbreak in Madrid was not the only loss they suffered on their Champions League journey this year. A tweet from Spurs announcing their line-up for their knock-out game against Borussia Dortmund featured the gambling operator William Hill, and was ruled to contravene the CAP Code.

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Reforms to the FA's Regulations on Working with Intermediaries

Published on 01 July 2019. By Joshua Charalambous, Associate and Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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RPC summarise the key changes to the FA's Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (the "Regulations"), and offer practical tips to agencies, clubs and players to manage their impact.

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A Right Royal Deadlock: Can "Crown" use unlock patented drug?

Published on 12 March 2019. By Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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Can the Government settle the dispute between NHS and Vertex Pharmaceuticals through "Crown" use of the patented drug, Orkambi.

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Roma wasn't built in a day; how Netflix conquered the Oscars

Published on 05 March 2019. By Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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In 2017, at the Cannes Film Festival, the film 'Okja' was debuted. It was produced by Brad Pitt's production company 'Plan B' and starred Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. It also featured a giant CGI pig, whose capture and treatment raised issues on animal welfare, and whose - spoiler alert – rescue, made the hairs on the back of one's neck stand up.

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Hairdryer treatment for medical staff who accessed Sir Alex Ferguson's medical records

Published on 14 January 2019. By Charlie Gould, Trainee Solicitor

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After the former Manchester United manager's medical records were accessed by staff at the Salford Royal Hospital, what are the likely GDPR and Data Protection Act consequences?

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