Brand Matters

Issue 16

Editor's Note

Welcome to the Spring edition of Brand Matters.  Many businesses are currently focussed on issues arising as a result of COVID-19 and its impact on their workforce health and safety, insurance, contracts and business continuity.  We have created a cross-Firm group to answer any legal, practical or operational questions you may have and have published practical guidance across these areas.

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Court of Justice decision in SkyKick

On 29 January 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Sky v SkyKick.

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9277Children's data protection rights: a data protection casualty?

Children's data protection rights: a data protection casualty?

The UK's Information Commissioner has identified children's data as "a regulatory priority".

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Are fashion brands being transparent about data?

A recent study by Vogue Business on retailers' use of customers' personal data demonstrates a significant mismatch between the personal data actually collected and shoppers' understanding of this.

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13376FSA announces crackdown on CBD products

FSA announces crackdown on CBD products

The UK's Food Standards Agency (the FSA) has today made its first warning to consumers about cannabidiol

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ASA updates its guidance on influencer #advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority, jointly with the Competition and Markets Authority, have published a new and improved version of their Influencers' guide.

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The UK's new Points-Based Immigration System

With the free movement of workers from the EU ending on 31 December 2020, the government has published a policy statement with details of the new immigration system which will be in place from 1 January 2021.

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Swing & a Miss: Ping fails to overturn CMA decision

In January the Court of Appeal handed down its decision on Ping Europe Ltd's appeal against the Competition & Markets Authority ("CMA") and Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT")'s decisions that Ping's distribution agreements were anti-competitive "by object".

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Fabric design protected by copyright as a work of artistic craftsmanship

Copyright protection for designs is currently under the spotlight, in light of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) decision

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13274Brexit: navigating the transition period

Brexit: navigating the transition period

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