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CMA takes action to prevent misleading online practices

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured undertakings from Social Chain Ltd, a Manchester social agency, and Woolovers Ltd, a knitwear retailer, following investigations into the use of online endorsements and reviews. Social Chain – online endorsements Social Chain claims to be Europe’s largest influencer agency. Between March and July 2015, 19 marketing campaigns …   Read more

Unauthorised use of trade marks by independent dealer: BMW v Technosport London Ltd

BMW successfully brought a claim against an independent car repair garage, Technosport London Ltd, which had been using BMW’s trade marks to advertise its services. The court also found the sole director of Technosport jointly liable for infringement. The court examined the circumstances in which a third party, who had no contractual relationship with the …   Read more

Interim judgment in UB40 band name dispute: Campbell v Campbell

Earlier this year, ex-UB40 frontman Ali Campbell, and two other former members of the band, made an application for summary judgment and/or to strike out a passing off claim made against them by other members of the band. In a judgment that has recently been made available the High Court rejected the application, meaning that …   Read more