Month: June 2007

Injuncting the regulators: Debt Free Direct v ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has again successfully fended off an attempt by an advertiser to prevent publication of an adverse adjudication by means of an injunction. The ASA last month upheld a complaint against a TV commercial for Debt Free Direct (“the claimant”) whom it then notified in the usual way that it proposed …   Read more

Knight’s myth of goodwill busted by court: Knight v Discovery Communications

The claimant (Andrew Knight) in this passing off action created a series of books, television pilots and television programme proposals relating to the investigation of myths by reference to the term “mythbusters”. He claimed that by virtue of these activities he had established goodwill in the term “mythbusters” when used in relation to books and …   Read more