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Trainees Take on 2020

Published on 27 February 2020. By Charlie Gould, Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Trainee Solicitor and Georgia Durham, Trainee Solicitor and Hannah Ridzuan-Allen, Associate and Matt Davies, Trainee Solicitor and Poppy St John, Trainee Solicitor and Sean Cannon, Associate

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RPC's trainees had mixed fortunes in attempting to predict the major events of 2019. As can be seen from our 2019 predictions blog, Theresa May's departure was correctly predicted, but the trainees were well wide of the mark in forecasting Beto O'Rourke as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for the US Presidency: Beto suspended his campaign on November 1 2019, a full four months before primary season. No one foresaw the UK's first December general election since 1923 either, which is perhaps more forgivable.

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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, Associate

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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, Head of IP and Technology and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Charlie Gould, Associate

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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, Senior Partner and Charlie Gould, Associate

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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, Associate

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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, Senior Associate and Charlie Gould, Associate

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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, Associate

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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, Associate

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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, Associate

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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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