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19 October 2016 Virtual reality payment - it’s all in your head

Alibaba, one of China’s largest technology companies, recently demonstrated VR Pay, a payment service designed to allow virtual reality shoppers to pay for things simply by nodding their head.

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23 March 2016 Article 28 Declarations a 6 month window to secure the scope of trade mark protection

Going forward trade marks will no longer be able to provide a broad scope of protection for all goods or services.

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10 February 2016 ISPs protected again by the ECHR

Two Hungarian service providers have been relieved of liability for the posting of un-moderated comments about an individual on a news website.

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10 February 2016 Glee trade mark infringement appeal - not the end of the series?

Twentieth Century Fox has lost the first stage of its appeal against the finding it infringed Comic Enterprise Limited’s trade mark for a logo.

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4 November 2015 Advertising drink? - Think 25

Today’s latest ASA ruling serves as a further reminder that advertisers should also adopt a ‘Think 25’ policy when choosing models for adverts promoting alcohol.

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4 November 2015 No Win for Lorrells LLP in 'No Win No Fee' ASA complaint

The ASA have held in their decision of 28 October 2015 that a statement “you will receive 100% of the money that we reclaim on your behalf” on Lorrells’ website was in breach of the CAP Code.

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29 October 2015 US recipe case gives a flavour of the difficulty of protecting recipes

The American case Tomaydo-Tomahhdo LLC v George has provided a useful reminder of the difficulties in protecting recipes.

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16 June 2015 Sensory protection - can copyright subsist in taste?

Brand owners have long been interested in expanding the scope of intellectual property protection beyond the conventional – for example, obtaining trade marks for smells such as freshly cut grass for tennis balls and for tyres which smell of roses.

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29 April 2015 Sexually explicit? An ASA ruling finds that it depends on your position

The ASA has today dismissed two complaints relating to an advert for the Tom Ford perfume Black Orchid, on a poster in Brick Lane, London.

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15 April 2015 Diageo promotes 'craft' over 'consumption' to survive ASA complaint

The Guinness brand is known for its iconic advertisements, although regulations today preclude the use of famous slogans of yesteryear such as “Guinness is Good For You”.

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