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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Twitter Ye Not

The CAP has published guidance to assist advertisers to stay compliant with the advertising codes when operating in the social media space. Advertisers must make it easy for the average consumer to be able to judge whether or not they are seeing an ad, for example, by using #spon or #ad when advertising on Twitter. […]

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Caveat Twitterer

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has published in final form a set of guidelines for use by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in determining whether to bring charges in cases involving communications via social media. The DPP published interim guidelines in December 2012. The newly-published version includes changes that arose from a consultation exercise […]

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Inheritance tax And Relief For Debts – A Trap For The Entrepreneur

The Finance Bill 2013 unexpectedly introduced a provision which, if enacted, will throw on its head the concept that Inheritance Tax is chargeable on the net estate of an individual (namely after deduction of liabilities, including debts). The consequences of this proposed legislation will be twofold: Firstly, an increase in the Inheritance Tax liabilities and secondly […]

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I’m Just Sitting Watching Flowers In The Rain: Interflora Vs M&S

Another step in the long running saga of Interflora versus Marks & Spencer: The High Court has applied the ECJ’s ruling on various questions it referred in proceedings brought by Interflora against Marks & Spencer (M&S) in relation to M&S’s use of the word INTERFLORA as an advertising keyword, leading Google internet search engine users […]

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