Tag: Legal

Feb 26

Royal Mail Faces Legal Battle Over Gig Economy Classification of Delivery Drivers

Royal Mail finds itself embroiled in a legal dispute as delivery drivers, represented by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and solicitor Leigh Day, challenge the classification of drivers as self-employed contractors. The case bears resemblance to the landmark ruling against Uber, highlighting broader concerns regarding worker classification and rights in the gig […]
Feb 23

Tony’s Chocolonely Faces Legal Battle with Milka Over Copycat Campaign

In a clash of titans within the chocolate industry, Tony’s Chocolonely finds itself embroiled in a legal dispute with Milka, one of Europe’s leading chocolate manufacturers. The contention arises from Tony’s recent marketing campaign, which Milka alleges infringes upon its intellectual property rights. Tony’s Chocolonely, renowned for its ethical stance and commitment to combating child […]
Feb 13

Squishmallows launches legal fight against Build-A-Bear

A potential clash is looming between two prominent plush toy manufacturers as they prepare to address a copyright dispute. Squishmallows, produced by Jazwares, has raised concerns regarding Skoosherz, a newly introduced toy by Build-A-Bear Workshop, citing striking similarities to its own egg-shaped cushion animal characters. Despite the cuddly nature of the toys involved, the impending […]
Feb 9

Nationwide Advert Featuring Dominic West Sparks Advertising Watchdog Investigation

A recent Nationwide advertisement featuring actor Dominic West has sparked an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint filed by rival bank Santander. In the advert, West portrays the head of a fictional major bank who derides customers while discussing plans for branch closures. The complaint alleges that the advertisement is misleading […]
Feb 8

ICO urges all app developers to prioritise privacy

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is issuing a reminder to all app developers regarding the paramount importance of safeguarding users’ privacy, following its examination of period and fertility apps. In its recent review, the ICO meticulously scrutinized period and fertility apps to assess their handling of personal data and ascertain any potential adverse effects on […]
Feb 6

Government Scraps Plans for Voluntary AI Code of Conduct, Stirring Concerns in Creative and Tech Sectors

The recent decision by the UK government to abandon plans for a voluntary code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) has been criticised by lawyers, arguing that such a code was destined to fail from the start. The initiative, spearheaded by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) aimed at laying down rules for the training […]
Jan 25

Providing Business Clarity: How updated Guidance from the ICO on Age Assurance for the Children’s Code will Improve Online Child Safety

Businesses have historically lacked clarity from regulators regarding the compliant methods of age assurance available to them. While some brands have had to devote significant time and resources to understand and implement the solutions that best ensure child safety on their platforms, others have taken a more passive approach, opting to wait for additional guidance […]
Jan 22

Should I stay or should I go?

Many of us have heard about people resigning “in the heat of the moment”. It’s the new year, and many employees are looking for a change. Social media encourages people to quit their jobs and concentrate on other income streams for better job satisfaction and work-life balance. Consequently, many employers may see an increase in […]