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  • App Providers Respond to ASA Rulings on Freemium apps

    Over the last 24 hours the App Store has responded to ASA rulings on misleading ads by making apps that were previously offered as ‘free to play’ now accessible via a ‘get’ option. Also, the words ‘offers in-app purchases’ are clearly positioned at the ad offer stage. In July this year the ASA ruled that […] The post App Providers Respond to ASA Rulings on Freemium apps appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • ‘Golden Balls’ CTM saga: differing degrees of similarity

    Last year we reported on the General Court’s decision that, on a global consideration of the trade marks ‘Golden Balls’ and ‘Ballon D’or’, their visual and phonetic differences (despite their minimal conceptual similarities) meant they were not ‘similar’ under Art 8(1)(b) CTM Regulation 2007/2009 (requiring identical/similar marks for identical/similar goods and a likelihood of confusion) […] The post ‘Golden Balls’ CTM saga: differing degrees of similarity appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Apportionment and the smoker negligently exposed to asbestos

    In the case of Blackmore v Department for communities & Local Government (2014), the defendant admitted that they had negligently exposed the deceased to asbestos fibres during the course of his employment as a painter, causing lung cancer. But using a relative risk analysis, they sought a reduction of 85% for contributory negligence for the deceased’s […] The post Apportionment and the smoker negligently exposed to asbestos appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Birmingham sets the bar high in sexual exploitation case

    This week saw six men banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council persuaded the High Court to use its inherent jurisdiction to grant long term injunctions. These barred each man, not only from approaching a particular girl until she turned 18, but also any female under 18 with whom they were not […] The post Birmingham sets the bar high in sexual exploitation case appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Removal of the right of compensation for minor RTA claims

    Proposed amendments to the Social Action Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) bill aimed at curbing the payment of damages in relation to low value injury claims show that the debate on the cost of whiplash is far from over. Amendments which would have allowed insurers to provide rehabilitation treatment rather than damages in relation to the […] The post Removal of the right of compensation for minor RTA claims appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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