Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, European Union, etc. | 18 Jan 2022
A total ban, aligned to financial product promotion rules, or regulated like online gambling? A look at different regulatory approaches.
Gan Partnership | Malaysia | 14 Dec 2021
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......
Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 13 Dec 2021
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.
Cordato Partners | Australia | 16 Nov 2021
The Federal Court has ordered Henley Constructions to stop using its name because it is deceptively similar to 'Henley Properties', a trade mark used…
Grau & Angulo | Spain | 8 Nov 2021
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......
Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 27 Jul 2021
A look at recent proposals and initiatives to clamp down on misleading sustainability claims in key jurisdictions around the globe.
RK Dewan & Co | India | 22 Jun 2021
UPL Limited ('UPL'), formerly, United Phosphorus Limited, is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals…
Lexology PRO | United Kingdom | 18 Jun 2021
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.
Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 15 Jun 2021
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.
PRO Compliance | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 26 Jan 2021
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.