Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry makes major legislative recommendations

This summer, Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), released its final report in the landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry (Inquiry), following...

Four lessons from the ASA’s first bans on sexist ads

The two ads, for Mondelez's Philadelphia cream cheese and a Volkswagen electric car, were found to be in breach of new ASA rules prohibiting...

Influencer Marketing in Italy: the “Digital Chart” introduces new rules for...

On 29 April 2019 the so-called "Digital Chart" finally became part of the Italian Code of Marketing Communication Self-Regulation, moving from a mere guideline...

Czech Data Protection Authority Cracking Down On Marketing Communications and Databases

Are you selling or buying marketing databases in the Czech Republic? Watch out As we have previously reported, the Czech Data Protection Authority ("DPA") has...

EU Copyright Directive: Consolidated text now available

After a long period of intense lobbying, it was announced that EU negotiators had finally reached a political agreement on 13 February...

Is a “digital, dynamic, context-based advertising system” patentable?

Following a couple of high profile Australian Federal Court cases (RPL and Research Affiliates), the Australian Patent Office has been reticent to grant patents...

The CMA clamps down on social media endorsements

It was only a couple of months ago that we were reporting on the release of "An Influencer's Guide to making clear...

Influencer marketing in Germany: Courts in Berlin try to find a...

In May 2018, a court in Berlin argued that influencers' social media posts will always be a commercial activity. In the court's...

New advertising rules to crack down on gender stereotypes

Why was a new rule needed? The ASA's announcement of this change to the Advertising Codes is the culmination of...

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