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CAP launches new guidance on advertising ‘free trials’ or other promotional offer subscriptions

By Francis Keepfer The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has this week launched new guidance on the advertisement of ‘free trials’ or other similar promotional offer subscriptions. The guidance has been issued as part of National Consumer Week 2017 which this year is focusing on subscriptions and subscription traps. Working in collaboration with other organisations …

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Update: German Sports Betting Regulation

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein announced that it will not approve the new State Treaty on Gambling. They want to push for an entire new law that includes licenses for online casinos as mentioned in their coalition agreement. In addition the administration of North Rhine-Westphalia announced that it …

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UK: The ASA continues crack down on “FREE BET” adverts

By Alastair Mackichan The Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA”) ruled that Betway’s “£30 Free Bet” promotion was misleading and omitted material information. In June, Betway’s website featured an ad banner reading: “Football Betting Offer £30 Free Bet … Bet Now“. The fine print stated: “Key Terms 1) New Customers Only. 2) Min deposit £10+ required. …

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EUROPE: ECJ Rules on TV Advertising Practices

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Mathilde Hallé The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) recently ruled on the interpretation of the provisions of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive[1] (the “Directive”) relating to television advertising and commercial sponsorship in the Sanoma case[2]. At stake were the broadcasting practices implemented by Sanoma, a Finnish television broadcaster, which the …

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Germany: Unconstitutionality of sections of the State Treaty on Games of Chance

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The Bavarian Constitutional Court (BayVerfGH) had to decide whether the German State Treaty on Games of Chance is constitutional. It decided that two sections of the State Treaty are unconstitutional. The first section is § 4a III 2 which enables the German prime minister conference to decide over the …

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Germany: Advertising for sports betting on TV

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The High Administrative Court of Bavaria (BayVGH) had to decide whether the TV broadcasting of advertising for sports betting can be prohibited if the sports betting company has been selected for a sports betting license that has not been issued yet. The state media authorities decided to only …

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China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court.  …

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ITALY: Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” – Join us!

Join us at the Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” at the University of Milan. The registration for the new (and revised) edition of the Specialization Course is now open until 15 February 2015. Share this

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ITALY: TripAdvisor € 500K fine- a risk for all social media?

TripAdvisor has been sanctioned by the Italian competition authority (AGCM) for the misleading advertising claims relating to the truthfulness of the reviews published by their users on the site that according to the AGCM cannot be guaranteed.  This case might trigger considerable risks also for other social media and fashion blogs. Share this

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Consultation on the enforcement of scheduling of television advertising

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell Ofcom has published a consultation document regarding various approaches to the enforcement of scheduling of television advertising. Both Ofcom’s own Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising (COSTA) and the Audiovisual Media Services Directive place restrictions on the insertion of internal advertising breaks within programmes, based on factors including …

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