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Snapshots Summer 2020

Published on 07 August 2020

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

In this edition we have;

Commercial cases

Intellectual Property

Data protection




  • Consumer rights are enhanced by the Omnibus Directive (part of the "New Deal for Consumers")
  • The CMA has acquired new EU-derived powers to seize control of accounts of rogue online sellers
ASA: Annual Report

ASA: Surveys

ASA: Pricing

ASA: Superiority claims

ASA: Promotions 

  • ASA ruling on Boohoo.com and why you cannot say "Up to x% off everything" or use countdown clocks for time limited offers if that is not the case
ASA: Influencer marketing

  • ASA ruling on ASOS and why the use of "affiliate" alone for a marketing communication is not obviously identifiable as an ad
ASA Gender

ASA: Gaming