Month: May 2001

Lookalike defamation claim incompatible with advertiser’s freedom of speech

A recent High Court decision concerning pornographic advertisements for an adult ISP in the Sunday Mirror looks set to spark a lively debate on the relative human rights of advertisers and ordinary people who are unintentionally referred to in advertisements. published advertisements for an adult ISP containing a raunchy photograph of Miss E, a …   Read more

OFT publishes advice on referral of Interpublic’s acquisition of Silverstone

Last week, the Director-General of the OFT published his reasons for recommending that the Secretary of State should refer to the Competition Commission the acquisition by The Interpublic Group of Silverstone from the British Racing Drivers’ Club.  It now appears that had more time been available to negotiate appropriate undertakings, the merger (which sees the …   Read more