The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (‘Business Protection Regulations’ or BPRs) ban misleading advertising. They also set out the rules on comparative advertising which web advertisers, direct marketeers and sales promoters need to think about when doing business online. The Business Protection Regulations transpose EU Directive 2006/114/EC on Misleading and Comparative Advertising into UK law. […]

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004 applies to suppliers (including online retailers) that sell products (not services) to consumers. The Order requires the selling price and, where appropriate, the unit price of products to be clearly displayed. The Price Marking Order 2004 implements Directive 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L180, 18.3.98 […]

The Distance Selling Regulations – A New Cooling Off Period and Digital Downloads

The Distance Selling Regulations – A New Cooling Off Period and Digital Downloads

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the ‘Distance Selling Regulations 2013’)  (text) implement the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (EU website) and establish new consumer protection rules that business traders* must comply with. Under the new rules which came into force on 13th June 2014, the cooling off period for consumers* purchasing goods and services ‘at a distance’ is […]

UK Government rejects Common Sales Law

The UK Government has rejected the EU proposal to introduce a new regulation aimed at facilitating cross border trading.  The European Commission’s proposed Regulation for a Common European Sales Law (CESL), published in November 2011, presents an alternative legal regime in the form of an optional instrument available to cross border business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business […]