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Monthly Archives: April 2013

OFT Investigates Exploitation Of Children By In-App Sellers

The OFT has launched an investigation into whether marketing for children’s online games which encourages children to make “in-app” purchases breaches the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/1277). An “in-app” purchase is a purchase of additional content, features or functionality in an online application (app) such as a game. Typically, the game […]

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Proposed Changes To Employee Rights And Status

On Tuesday 16 April 2013 the House of Commons voted to reinstate clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, creating a new ‘Employee Shareholder’ status, following its defeat in the House of Lords last month. The proposal is that in exchange for shares, an employee owner will give up their employment rights in regard […]

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High Court Decision On Extended Passing Off

The High Court has upheld a claim for extended passing off brought by the producers of “Total Greek yoghurt” against the producers of a yoghurt product made in the US and sold in the UK as Greek yoghurt. The court held that a substantial proportion of buyers of the product described as Greek yoghurt believed […]

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

The expected introduction of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery regime (CRAR) in April next year will see the abolition of distress, the landlord’s self-help remedy for rent arrears., CRAR will still permit tenant’s goods to be removed and sold by the landlord to cover unpaid rent but only in limited circumstances and it will only be available […]

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