CMA investigates online gambling industry for consumer law compliance

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has announced that it is launching an investigation into online gambling operators amidst fears of consumer law breaches. The investigation will form part of a joint programme of work with the Gambling Commission (the “Commission”), following in the wake of concerns raised by the Commission earlier this year surrounding the fairness of licensees’ consumer-facing terms.


Trade marking single letters – Fashion brands fight over P & G

The EU General Court has issued three decisions this week relating to stylised trade marks incorporating letters owned by fashion brands.  The decisions provide interesting examples of how registrations of stylised letters are perceived and the breadth of the protection they afford.