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Advertising regulation

  • UK takes tougher line on misleading ads

    July 27, 2011

    Adjudications issued today by the UK Advertising Standards Authority show a stronger approach to misleading adverts, as well as banning comparative and keyword ads

  • Watchdog takes aim at online ads

    September 01, 2010

    Online marketing in the UK, including on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, is to be regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority

  • From eco-warriers to greenwashers

    May 18, 2009

    Emma Barraclough previews today’s session on brands and the socially concerned consumer

  • What to do when an advert goes too far

    May 01, 2009

    The economic downturn has prompted an increase in assertive advertising in sectors such as groceries and financial services. Advertising regulatory bodies in Europe provide a practical approach for companies wishing to curb the advertising excesses of their competitors

  • Warning: these trade marks may offend

    May 01, 2006

    Sex, drugs and religion are just some of the subjects that can prompt refusal of trade mark applications on the grounds that they are against public policy or morality. MIP correspondents consider what is banned in different countries, and look at recent cases where the boundaries have been tested (note: some references may cause offence)

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