Brand Matters

Brand Matters

Issue 13
4766Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Welcome to the Summer edition of Brand Matters.

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7392

ICO intending to fine BA and Marriott International

News over recent days that the ICO is intending to fine BA £183m and Marriott International £99m is remarkable for a number of reasons.

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7418When less is not always more: Issues registering and enforcing simple logos

When less is not always more: Issues registering and enforcing simple logos

Recently, companies have been reverting to more simplistic brand identities. In May 2019, BT announced the launch of a new brand identity featuring the letters BT in a circle logo (having filed a UK trade mark application in black and white for the logo back in 2016).

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7420EU Commission eyes revamp of vertical restraints regulations for the digital marketplace

EU Commission eyes revamp of vertical restraints regulations for the digital marketplace

In May the European Commission closed a consultation on the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulations ("the Regulations").

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7422Jewellery business sued for trade mark infringement: Lessons for luxury brand owners

Jewellery business sued for trade mark infringement: Lessons for luxury brand owners

The High Court has ruled that a UK jewellery seller (JSC) is liable for trade mark infringement for selling links for charm bracelets made and sold by Nomination, an Italian jewellery business.

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7424Men can wash dishes too part 2: Ban on harmful gender stereotyping comes into force

Men can wash dishes too part 2: Ban on harmful gender stereotyping comes into force

We reported in the July 2018 edition that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) was proposing to create a new rule in the CAP code banning harmful gender stereotyping.

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7426UK Government 'out of step with the public' as it rejects recomendations to fix the fashion industry

UK Government 'out of step with the public' as it rejects recomendations to fix the fashion industry

The UK government has rejected the Environmental Audit Select Committee's recommendations for improving sustainability in the UK's fashion industry.

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7234

La Liga Fined €250,000 For Spying On App Users To Crack Down On Illegal Streams

It has been reported that Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División (aka "La Liga") has been fined €250,000 by the Spanish Data Protection Authority (the AEPD) for various infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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7428From east to west: Changes to trade mark regimes across the world

From east to west: Changes to trade mark regimes across the world

Exciting changes to trade mark regimes in China and Canada are afoot in 2019 which is good news for global brand owners.

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7430Brexit: EU Nationals in the UK

Brexit: EU Nationals in the UK

As 31 October 2019, and the risk of a No Deal Brexit, approaches, many businesses will be focussing on the implications for their European staff members.

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