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“Eco-friendly” claims - final UK guidance launched: compliance by the New Year

United Kingdom - September 21 2021 This week the UK’s Consumer law regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”), published its final guidance for businesses on “green…

Thomas Forman, Stuart Helmer, Olivia Jamison, Tim Sales

“Protecting young and vulnerable people” - ASA publishes its 2020 Annual Report

United Kingdom - April 30 2021 Unsurprisingly, and despite the focus of the report being on protecting Young and vulnerable people, the Covid-19 pandemic is a pervasive theme of…

Stuart Helmer

Court of Appeal sticks with CJEU jurisprudence on communication to the public (for now): TuneIn v Warner

European Union, United Kingdom - April 6 2021 In its recent decision in TuneIn Inc v Warner Music UK Limited and Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 441, the Court of Appeal has…

John Enser, Jack Rigelsford

Losing friends while influencing people: ASA warns Insta influencers over compliance

United Kingdom - March 19 2021 Following a series of upheld adjudications in recent months in relation to influencer advertising posts that were not obviously identifiable as…

Victoria Gaskell, Stuart Helmer

ASA rejects a complaint that a Johnnie Walker ad encouraged immoderate drinking

United Kingdom - February 19 2021 The ASA has dismissed a complaint made against Diageo Great Britain Ltd t/a Johnnie Walker, that its whisky ad was irresponsible for encouraging…

Stuart Helmer, Aysha Kaplankiran