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Regulatory and compliance

Europe steps up 'greenwashing' vigilance with new directive proposal

What does a Green Claims Directive mean for business and what is the regulatory 'state of play' in Europe and
Retail and Consumer

Polish consumer watchdog targets e-commerce in the entertainment industry 

Companies must pay attention to whether they communicate online with the consumer in a comprehensive manner
Financial Services

New rules on advertisements for virtual currencies in Belgium 

Reforms coming into force in May will provide a new legal framework for cryptocurrency ads to protect Belgian consumers
Retail and Consumer

Consumer credit reform in the UK: where now?

A consultation response is likely later in 2023 but reform could transform consumer and small business finance markets
Retail and Consumer

Italy implements the 'Omnibus' Directive 

New information requirements, unfair commercial practices and sanctions are among the provisions that apply from April

Audit rights: an 'after Paddington' drafting checklist for keeping clauses clear

Tips on what drafting issues should be considered by the party that is more likely to be audited
Intellectual property

Standing out from the crowd: EUIPO rules that the shape of Dior's Saddle bag lacks distinctiveness

EUIPO Board of Appeal decision has underscored the difficulties with registering 3D marks consisting of the appearance of a luxury
Retail and Consumer

UK's Ofcom opens consultation on HFSS advertising restrictions

The ASA has been confirmed as the regulator primarily responsible for enforcement, including for material online
Real estate

UK Landlord and Tenant: Why an overhaul of the 1954 Act is a risky business

Osborne Clarke property disputes partner, Kate New, writes for leading real estate title, EG, on the government's proposals to review


Blockchain in Singapore 2023: where are we now? 

Collaborative projects and regulatory developments in Singapore indicate an appetite for innovation in digital assets
Dark Patterns

Dark patterns and sustainability remain a target for Poland's consumer protection authority

Entrepreneurs in Poland need to be aware that consumer protection probes and proceedings are not slowing down