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Snapshots - Autumn 2018

Published on 25 September 2018

A roundup of key legal developments for the modern commercial lawyer.

Key snapshots this quarter include: exclusion clauses under UCTA and the extent to which you can rely on force majeure clauses to terminate an agreement; the importance of checking for registered trade marks in your advertising campaigns; the increasing fragility of the EU-US Privacy Shield and Yahoo's ICO fine for failing to put in place intra-group processing agreements; plus influencer marketing, HFSS promotions and whether Amazon Prime's one-day delivery claim was really one-day. Enjoy!

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Advertising & Marketing

  • Taking on the ticket touts - Ticket sales regulations 2018. Read more.

  • Amazon Prime's "one day delivery" service misleading. Read more.

  • Fairly administering a prize promotion: Walkers Snacks Ltd t/a Quaker Oats. Read more.

  • ASA HFSS ruling on Cadbury's Easter promotion. Read more.

  • Restriction on "political advertising" – Saudi Centre for International Communication. Read more.

  • Gambling acts of "particular appeal" to children: ProgressPlay Ltd t/a & TGP Europe Ltd. Read more.

  • Influencer disclosures: remember #ad! – Daniel Wellington. Read more.

  • ASA ruling on significant information: I Can Have It Ltd. Read more.

  • ASA ruling on prize promotions: Highland Spring. Read more.

  • Zoella and Nutella - HFSS products and children. Read more.

Commercial cases

  • Exclusion clauses under UCTA. Read more.

  • Proposed legislation looks to prohibit or restrict the assignment of receivables. Read more.

  • Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust v Three Valleys Healthcare Ltd. Read more.

  • Relying on force majeure to terminate a contract. Read more.

  • Bou-Simon v BGC Brokers LP. Read more.

  • Non-reliance clauses under UCTA. Read more.

Data protection

  • Media reporting restricted after Sir Cliff Richard decision. Read more.

  • Yahoo! fined for failure to implement intra-group processing agreement. Read more.

  • European Parliament calls for suspension of Privacy Shield. Read more.

Trade marks

  • Nike LDNR campaign sunk by trademark infringement. Read more.

  • Sprint Electric Ltd v Buyer's Dream Ltd and another. Read more.

  • European Parliament approves draft Directive on Copyright. Read more.

Technology/ Digital

  • EU takes on the power of online intermediate services. Read more

  • Online advertising to tackle copyright infringement and counterfeit good. Read more
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