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OFT publishes draft principles for online gaming - are children being pressured to pay?

The Office of Fair Trading has published a set of eight draft principles for the online and app-based games industry, following an investigation into whether children are being unfairly pressured to pay for content in web and app-based games, as Bond Dickinson reports.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 10 October 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Exclusion clauses: do exactly what they say on the tin

While many lawyers pride themselves on their level of precision, it is important to be accurate when drafting exclusion clauses to avoid potential contamination of the clause. Shoosmiths takes a microscope to a recent judgment, and explains the potential downfalls of incorrectly drafted clauses.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 September 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation

Rating: 25 people found this useful

Can a duty to perform a contract in good faith be implied into a contract?

In a recent judgment relating to the distribution of Manchester United branded products, the Court has held that in the context of long-term commercial contracts, a duty to perform a contract in good faith can be implied into a contract, as Macfarlanes reports.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 16 August 2013 | Practice Area: Designs

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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

Rating: 6 people found this useful

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

Rating: 9 people found this useful

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

Rating: 5 people found this useful

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

Rating: 3 people found this useful

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