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Brand owner’s permission not required to offer its products as prizes, rules ASA – OUT-LAW.com

“The makers of Bodyform sanitary protection products did not need the permission of fashion house Stella McCartney Ltd to advertise its garments as prizes in a competition, the advertising regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th September 2010

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Easyjet founder takes airline to court in row over branding rights – The Independent

“A simmering row between flamboyant entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the company he founded, easyJet, is to be taken to court in a battle which could limit the operation of the no-frills airline, and even lead to it losing its name.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2010

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Company Names Tribunal’s first ruling: Coke Cola needs a new name – OUT-LAW.com

“A company called Coke Cola Limited has been ordered to change its name and pay £700 to the Coca-Cola Company in the first ruling issued by the UK’s newly-formed Company Names Tribunal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th December 2008

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Intel ruling restricts legal protection for famous brands – The Times

“Companies will find it harder to protect well-known brands from being exploited by other businesses following a landmark ruling by Europe’s highest court today.”

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The Times, 27th November 2008

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Brands gain new protection from opportunism from October – OUT-LAW.com

“Businesses will be able to stop others from registering their brands as company names in the UK for the first time under new laws that come into force at the end of the month. A new tribunal aims to resolve disputes faster and more cheaply than courts.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th September 2008

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Stelios takes easyJet to court over branding – The Times

” Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is taking easyJet, the airline that he founded, to the High Court to try to limit its ability to make money from activities that may clash with his other ventures. The surprising spat between the budget carrier and its founder stunned the City yesterday and threatens to limit the airline’s ability to raise revenues.”

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The Times, 18th August 2008

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