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The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the one-off provision of incorrect information to a consumer is a ‘misleading commercial practice’.
From 1 October this year, landlords who let English properties will have to be wary of a change to the law introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015.
Landlords must protect tenants’ deposits and provide tenants with prescribed information, regardless of when the tenancy commenced and when the deposit was received.
In the Yam Seng case, the court was willing to imply a duty of good faith to give business efficacy to a commercial contract. Since that case, the law has been somewhat uncertain.
The Commercial Court has served a salutary reminder that parties should not become complacent towards the close of contractual negotiations.
The Supreme Court has recently considered the illegality defence and concluded this legal principle has become incoherent.
This article looks at the decision of the Football Disciplinary Commission to impose a £30,000 suspended fine on Reading Football Club and offers guidance to football clubs that are looking at funding options in light of this decision.
Chanel has successfully opposed the sign BOY CAPEL, based on its prior registration of BOY CHANEL, and other developments.
Three tech court cases dealing with jurisdiction issues, the time limits for correcting clerical errors and agreeing to make an adjudicator’s award binding.
Elizabeth Wood and David Kilduff from Walker Morris review what the Conservative win might mean for the housing sector.
Changes to Right to Buy download
On 26 May 2015 changes to the Housing Act 1985, incorporated by the Deregulation Act 2015, will reduce the qualifying period for a secure tenant’s right to buy their property from five to three years.
The Competition & Markets Authority has published a policy papersetting out what it perceives as the shortcomings in the regulatory regime pertaining to higher education (HE), and its proposals for reform.
When is an investment scheme a CIS? download
Establishing or operating a collective investment scheme (CIS) is a regulated activity under section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).
April 2015 saw the introduction of important changes to judicial review procedures in the UK.
In a summary judgment decision, HHJ Hacon in the IPEC found that the registration by an employee of the defendant of domain names constituted passing off.
The claimant was the proprietor of the mark PUMA used in connection with sportswear. The defendant, a T-shirt design company, was the registered proprietor of the mark PUDEL (‘poodle’ in English), which was registered later.
In Maier v Asos Plc the claimant was appealing against a High Court decision that there was no likelihood of confusion between the defendant’s word mark ASOS and its own word mark ASSOS.
The music industry is no stranger to cases of copyright infringement.
In C More Entertainment v Sandberg the claimant was a Swedish pay-TV company that broadcasts ice hockey matches on its website, upon payment of a fee.
The song ‘Happy Birthday to You’ is allegedly the highest grossing song of all time.