Copy clearance, disputes & regulatory

“Clients say ‘Quality is very high, they’re commercially astute, with good and sound knowledge of the law and of how business works’.”

Chambers UK, 2016

Consumer trust in advertising is good for business, disputes are not. Clearance is the process through which advertising copy and images are vetted and claims are tested before going public. Advertising and marketing communications need to comply with consumer law, conform to the advertising industry’s Codes, and not infringe a competitor’s or any third party’s intellectual property or other rights.

The clearance advice you receive from us is not only based on knowledge and experience of the ASA and the advertising regulatory regime, but also on our expertise in the relevant intellectual property, consumer protection, defamation and privacy laws, as well as related areas such as brands, video games, publishing, television and music.

Our clients are many and diverse – organisations both large and small working across all sectors, who seek our advice when engaging in advertising or marketing activity. We also work on an ongoing basis with advertising agencies.

Whatever your particular needs, we can tailor the level and type of advice to suit. By understanding what you need and by when, we are able to deliver pragmatic and useful advice to fit both your budget and commercial imperatives.