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Brand Matters

Issue 19: November 2020

Brand Matters
Sally Britton, Partner, Dispute Resolution Post

Editor's Note

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2020 edition of Brand Matters.

 News

CMA to examine if 'eco-friendly' claims are misleading

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it will investigate descriptions and labels used to promote products and services claiming to be 'eco-friendly', amid concerns that they could mislead consumers.

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Sharing user-generated videos? New obligations on video-sharing platforms

Last year, we reported on the European Parliament's approval of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (revised AVMSD), which extends the scope of regulation to cover video-sharing platforms (VSPs) (the existing rules only cover traditional TV broadcasters and video-on-demand services).

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Brands in Sports Video Games: Why Football Manager Might Be the Exception

Manchester United, one of the world’s biggest football (soccer) clubs, has brought a claim for trademark infringement in the High Court of England & Wales over the use of the “Manchester United” club name within the video game Football Manager, and also, interestingly, over the non-use of its club crest. The suit is against Sports Interactive and Sega, the developer and publisher, respectively, of the well-known video game.

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