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Automotive industry beware of pricing requirements in Québec!
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 13 2011

Early this year, the Office de la protection du consommateur made clear its intention to review automotive advertisements in Québec in order to ensure compliance with the Consumer Protection Act and its Regulations.


New consumer product laws coming into force this summer
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 31 2011

On December 13, 2010 the Canadian government passed the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), which replaces the current consumer product safety system.


New Canadian consumer products legislation
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 9 2011

New consumer products legislation in Canada will have an impact on many franchise systems doing business in Canada.


Tough new consumer product safety legislation
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 14 2011

Legislation that creates a new system for regulating the safety of consumer products received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010.


Restrictive covenants - whose consent is needed?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2010

A covenant not to do something "without the vendor's consent" may require the consent of the original vendor, or alternatively that of his successor(s) in title.


U.S. FDA contemplates new rules for internet-delivered health information
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • December 3 2009

In recognition of the increasing use of the Internet by consumers for health-related information, the FDA is seeking to determine whether it needs to regulate the promotion of drugs and medical devices on the Internet.


"ZV Snore Solution Spray" product name is misleading says the Advertising Standards Authority
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2008

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has recently upheld a complaint that ZipVit's advert for its ZV Snore Solution Spray (the "Product") was misleading since it implied that the product could cure snoring.


Proposed changes to the Quebec Consumer Protection Act
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 8 2008

The Quebec Consumer Protection Office has recently tabled a sweeping set of proposed changes to the Consumer Protection Act which, if enacted, will have a major impact on automotive advertising in Quebec.


Green automotive advertising
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 8 2008

With the price of gas rising at an alarming rate, increased consumer concern about the environment and an uncertain economy, car manufacturersdealers will increasingly seek to highlight the environmental benefits of their vehicles.


T.V. super alert
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 8 2008

Advertising Standards Canada has recently forwarded consumer complaints to several car manufacturers claiming that their T.V. commercials contain on-screen disclaimers which are too long andor too small and therefore contravene Section 1(d) of the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards.