Brexit and .EU Domain Names – A warning for UK registrants

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Liz Bodey

Despite the UK having officially left the European Union on 31 January 2020, the Brexit transition period has been in place maintaining the status quo until 31 December 2020. However, with the end of transition period just around the corner, there are a number of important factors for businesses to

UK Advertising Regulator makes first ever ruling on disclosures required for commercial marketing via a TikTok video

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Liz Bodey

A TikTok post on an Emily Canham’s account, a beauty blogger and YouTube star, is the first TikTok video found to be in breach of the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) requirement for disclosure in the UK (see here).

The post, which featured a video of Emily Canham using a branded

What an awful racket… Acoustic product trade mark case provides opportunity for brands being piggy-backed to drive search traffic

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Liz Bodey

An interesting recent decision by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) on an unusual set of facts may provide an opportunity for brand owners to prevent unauthorised third parties from piggy-backing off a trade mark to drive traffic to their competing sites or product offerings. Uniquely, this has been found