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ASA delivers knock-out blow to UK mobile network

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Three’s Muppet-themed ad, featuring a character victoriously punching into the air, which claimed that the mobile company was the ‘undisputed’ market leader in terms of...more

5/17/2016 - Advertising Standards Authority Advertising Substantiation Comparative Advertising Competition Misleading Statements UK

Advertising of broadband prices may be leaving consumers dazed and confused

A new research study conducted by Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA’) has ruled that the current industry-wide approach to broadband price advertising is “likely to confuse and mislead” consumers....more

1/26/2016 - Advertising Standards Authority Broadband Misleading Impressions OFCOM Product Pricing UK

Gambling Companies Hit a Triple Bogey

Gambling companies Hillside (UK Sports) LP t/a Bet365 (“Bet365“), Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Ltd (“Coral“) and Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd (“Totesport”) were recently challenged by the UK advertising regulator, Advertising...more

11/13/2015 - Advertising Standards Authority Corporate Social Responsibility Marketing Social Media Sports Gambling Twitter UK

Software Comparison Site Feels the Crunch of the UK Regulator

A UK website offering reviews of accounting software that was operated by TheAccountancyPartnership.com Ltd t/a Pandle (“Pandle”) was recently challenged by Crunch Accounting Ltd (“Crunch”) on purported misleading advertising...more

7/10/2015 - Advertising Standards Authority Comparative Advertising Fake Reviews False Advertising Misleading Statements Online Reviews UK

Keep Your Eye On The Prize – CAP Issues New Rules For Promotions

As with all forms of marketing communications, under the CAP Code, sales and prize promotions must not mislead, harm or offend their audience. In addition, the promoter must ensure that those who take part are dealt with...more

5/11/2015 - Advertising Contests & Promotions Proposed Amendments UK

Allergen Labelling Requirements: Warning - May Contain Penalties

Christmas is already a busy time for the food and catering industries but, in addition to this, the government has enacted new provisions regarding food labelling, which entered force on 13 December this year....more

12/16/2014 - EU Food Labeling Food Manufacturers

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (3rd Edition)

In this edition: - Introduction - Advertising & Marketing - Brand Protection & Reputational Management - Copyright (EU) - Copyright (U.S.) - Data Privacy & Security -...more

4/24/2014 - Copyright Cybersecurity Data Protection EU FDA Social Media Trademarks UK

Ofcom, ASA and BCAP: The Review of Rules to Protect Children from Alcohol Advertising on TV

On 17 December 2013, Ofcom published an exchange of letters between its Chief Executive, Ed Richards, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Guy Parker, and Chairman of the Broadcast Committee of...more

12/23/2013 - Advertising Advertising Standards Authority Television Commercials Television Programming Wine & Alcohol

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