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Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, European Union, etc. | 18 Jan 2022

Cryptoasset adverts: how should they be regulated?

A total ban, aligned to financial product promotion rules, or regulated like online gambling? A look at different regulatory approaches.
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Gan Partnership | Malaysia | 14 Dec 2021

Munchy-ing down on infringers

Most Malaysians will be familiar with Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd, a household name in the Malaysian biscuits and confectionery industry. However, what may not be common knowledge is that one of Munchy's most famous products was the central feature of a recent Federal Court decision. While it may be perceived as a straightforward case of trademark infringement and passing off, had the......
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 13 Dec 2021

High Court considers when use of sign is sufficient to generate goodwill for passing off

In a recent case, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court was asked to decide when the extent of the use of a sign will be sufficient to generate goodwill for the purposes of bringing a claim in passing off. At first glance, this appears to be a straightforward passing-off action. However, elements of this case are noteworthy.
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 16 Nov 2021

Construction business loses its name to a competitor

The Federal Court has ordered Henley Constructions to stop using its name because it is deceptively similar to 'Henley Properties', a trade mark used…
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Grau & Angulo | Spain | 8 Nov 2021

Supreme Court rejects consumer error theory

The so-called "consumer error theory" was a jurisprudential trend that held that for a crime to be committed it was necessary for the characteristics of the illicit products to sufficiently mislead the potential purchaser as to their authenticity. In a recent case, the Supreme Court stated that consumer error is not a requirement for a crime. This ruling will certainly have a huge impact on......
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 27 Jul 2021

Greenwashing: the risks and how to avoid it

A look at recent proposals and initiatives to clamp down on misleading sustainability claims in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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RK Dewan & Co | India | 22 Jun 2021

Container bust-up between UPL and Sikko Industries

UPL Limited ('UPL'), formerly, United Phosphorus Limited, is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals…
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Lexology PRO | United Kingdom | 18 Jun 2021

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 15 Jun 2021

Data-powered markets: Key updates on digital competition

A look at what regulators around the world are doing to address the impact of data on competition in digital markets and clamp down on big tech monopolies.
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PRO Compliance | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 26 Jan 2021

Consumer empowerment will spur competition online, academics argue

Shattering the “illusion of control” that consumers think they hold over their online choices is key to boosting competition in the digital economy, Ariel Ezrachi has said.
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