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Passing off - the Rihanna vs Topshop T-shirt face-off

Pop star Rihanna recently won a High Court 'passing off' claim against Topshop over a T-shirt which featured her image. Macfarlanes takes a look at the case, which focused on whether customers would have been led to purchase the T-shirt on the basis they thought Rihanna had endorsed it.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 07 August 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright

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The Draft Consumer Rights Bill - key points and concerns

The Government has published its Draft Consumer Rights Bill, through which it proposes a significant overhaul of UK consumer protection legislation. Shoosmiths summarises the Bill's key points and explains why concerns for businesses will include potential cost exposure and reputational damage.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 July 2013 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

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Unfair terms in consumer contracts: CJEU provides some helpful guidance

The CJEU has provided some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the Council Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts - confirming its broad scope and limiting the effect of unilateral variation clauses. The case has important implications for any business supplying consumers in the EU.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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The new Consumer Rights Bill – making consumer law simpler?

The Government has issued its long-awaited Consumer Rights Bill, which has been anticipated ever since the Consumer Rights Directive was published just over a year ago. Wragge & Co examines what the Bill entails and whether it makes things simpler for both consumers and businesses.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: E-Commerce

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Are you ready for proposed unfair terms reform?

With the new Consumer Rights Bill getting ever closer to publication, consumer rights and the upcoming changes to be presented by the Bill will, no doubt, be at the forefront of many retailers' minds. Eversheds summarises the latest position in the Law Commission's recently published advice.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

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Eversheds' guide for retailers: European expansion

Every year the pace of international expansion has quickened for retailers. Covering key European jurisdictions, this guide focuses on retail compliance, e-commerce & data protection, employment law and real estate and looks in detail at the principal challenges each area faces.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 07 May 2013 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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A rose by any other name: calling a product an “extended warranty” doesn’t stop it being insurance

In three recent cases, the Supreme Court held that extended warranty contracts were held to be insurance. Retailers providing "extended warranties" or "repair agreements" may find themselves undertaking insurance businesses without FSA authorisation. Eversheds outlines the Court's judgment.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 April 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Goods and services discrimination claims – be aware of forthcoming changes

With forthcoming changes both to discrimination law and to civil procedure, Bond Pearce outlines what businesses may be facing in the future with regard to goods and services discrimination claims. This area is particularly important to businesses providing goods and services to consumers.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 02 April 2013 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit

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Horsemeat scandal: key measures to safeguard your business

As the extent and implications of the horsemeat scandal become clear, businesses will need guidance on rebuilding damaged reputations and brands whilst avoiding any further damaging publicity. Eversheds provides details of key measures those affected should be taking to safeguard their business.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 February 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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The Shell Nigeria cases – an important precedent for transnational liability claims

Royal Dutch Shell PLC was found not liable for the damage suffered by several claimants caused by four oil spills in Nigeria in the years 2004-2007. Its subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (Shell Nigeria), was however found liable towards one of the claimants.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 February 2013 | Practice Area: Oil

Rating: 4 people found this useful

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