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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 27

    The best of intention

    The best of intention
    Going to the well (i.e., other people’s blogs) again, and what better well than Duets Blog and Steve Baird?  In a post a while ago Steve addressed an important topic regarding which there’s a lot of, er, confusion.…
  • Jul 18

    McCarthy speak

    McCarthy speak
    This is really something!  I always knew John Welch was the definitive resource online, and then some, for what’s going on at the Trademark Trials and Appeal Board — the TTAB, of course — via his seminal, inimitable and…
  • Jul 7

    Employee’s Own Electronic Customer Lists “Converted”

    Employee’s Own Electronic Customer Lists “Converted”
    Originally posted 2013-03-05 17:36:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnother interesting New York decision reported by the (sub only) New York Law Journal in an article called The Common Law Concept Applied to Computers: A Manhattan judge…
Rank this Week: 69

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Is the US Olympic Committee’s #TwitterBan Fair or Foul?

    Is the US Olympic Committee’s #TwitterBan Fair or Foul?
    The 2016 Summer Olympics will officially* begin in eight days. Yet the U.S. Olympic Committee’s (USOC) efforts to enforce the Olympic trademarks are truly an eternal battle. While the USOC has a reputation for aggressively enforcing its…
  • Jul 26

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?

    When Should a Brand Get Involved in Social Issues?
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that 2016 will go down as a year that a lot of social issues in America boiled over.  Transgender people and the…
  • Jul 25

    2(c) or Not to See Political TM Speech?

    2(c) or Not to See Political TM Speech?
    That is the question, at least for the day. It’s also a question we hope the U.S. Supreme Court will address. In particular, does a careful focus on the USPTO’s routine application of Section 2(c) of the Lanham Act, help shed…
Rank this Week: 218

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 528

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 677

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 613

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1331

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1332

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
Rank this Week: 866

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 1333

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?
    Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity.  If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s…
  • Jul 26

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA
    Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017)Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to…
  • Jul 26

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case
    Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., No.13-CV-642, 2016 WL 3920208 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 15, 2016)Bringing false advertising claims isn’t risk free for the plaintiff. Not only may the defendant scrutinize the plaintiff’s own advertising for…
Rank this Week: 2746

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jul 25

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 2066

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program

    USPTO announces new trademark use audit program
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has proposed a rule change that would enable it to conduct random audits of affidavits or declarations of use filed under sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act as a permanent…
  • Jul 15

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee

    Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” victory rambles on to a ruling on attorneys’ fee
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—the remaining members of Led Zeppelin—along with several recording industry defendants, prevailed in federal court on June 23 in a copyright jury trial over the introduction of the…
  • Jul 15

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    #Yes! In the United States, a hashtag can be trademarked if it serves a source-identifying function for the trademark owner’s goods or services. Hashtags, which started on Twitter as a way for users to follow conversations on particular…
Rank this Week: 2013

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jul 25

    As Seen on TV: Philips Airfryer — Only $49.95?

    As Seen on TV: Philips Airfryer — Only $49.95?
    In infomercials and on a website, Philips is advertising a kitchen appliance called the Airfryer, which uses hot air to “fry” food. They call it an “oil-less fryer” but you really have to add some oil to food like…
  • Jul 18

    Red Robin’s Birthday Burger Blunder

    Red Robin’s Birthday Burger Blunder
    John G. is member of Red Robin’s loyalty program. He went to their Evans, Georgia restaurant earlier this month to collect on his free birthday burger that the plan promises. When the bill came, he and his wife were surprised that only…
  • Jul 11

    Amazon Finally Drops Deceptive List Price Comparison

    Amazon Finally Drops Deceptive List Price Comparison
    For two decades, Amazon.com has compared its current selling price to an often illusory “list price” — a price often set by the manufacturer that few if any retailers actually charge. This comparison made consumers believe…
Rank this Week: 2686

Adlaw By Request

Adlaw By Request

Covers legal and regulatory activities pertaining to advertising and marketing. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.adlawbyrequest.com/
  • Jul 14

    Riding the Initial “Pokémon Go” Phenomenon: Branding Basic

    Riding the Initial “Pokémon Go” Phenomenon: Branding Basic
    Pokémon Go, released July 6, has unleashed a swarm of hopeful Pokémon trainers into the world, seeking to, as Pokémon famously says, “catch ‘em all.” And while Pokémon Go users are traversing…
  • Jun 22

    Big Leaguers: Daily Fantasy Sports Scores Major Legislative Victory in New York

    Big Leaguers: Daily Fantasy Sports Scores Major Legislative Victory in New York
    From the Stanley Cup to the NBA Championship, there were some major sports victories these last few weeks.  Championship cities celebrated with fans flooding their streets for victory parades.  But one sports victory—a win…
  • Jun 15

    Music Sampling Back in “Vogue”

    Music Sampling Back in “Vogue”
    With its decision in VMG Salsoul v. Ciccone, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals created a circuit split that could greatly impact copyright infringement claims based on unlicensed music sampling.  For the advertising industry, this…
Rank this Week: 3903

AdLaw By Request

AdLaw By Request

Covers the law and regulation of advertising and marketing. By the Reed Smith Advertising Compliance Team.

http://www.adlawbyrequest.com
  • Jul 14

    Riding the Initial “Pokémon Go” Phenomenon: Branding Basic

    Riding the Initial “Pokémon Go” Phenomenon: Branding Basic
    Pokémon Go, released July 6, has unleashed a swarm of hopeful Pokémon trainers into the world, seeking to, as Pokémon famously says, “catch ‘em all.” And while Pokémon Go users are traversing…
  • Jun 22

    Big Leaguers: Daily Fantasy Sports Scores Major Legislative Victory in New York

    Big Leaguers: Daily Fantasy Sports Scores Major Legislative Victory in New York
    From the Stanley Cup to the NBA Championship, there were some major sports victories these last few weeks.  Championship cities celebrated with fans flooding their streets for victory parades.  But one sports victory—a win…
  • Jun 15

    Music Sampling Back in “Vogue”

    Music Sampling Back in “Vogue”
    With its decision in VMG Salsoul v. Ciccone, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals created a circuit split that could greatly impact copyright infringement claims based on unlicensed music sampling.  For the advertising industry, this…
Rank this Week: 3904

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 7

    Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado

    Millennium Films Gets “Criminal” in Colorado
    National “troll-style” litigant Criminal Productions, Inc. has filed a growing number of lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado over recent weeks.  Criminal Productions allegedly holds rights to the…
  • Jun 13

    Benjamin Justus on “The Troubleshooter” 5/25/16

    Benjamin Justus on “The Troubleshooter” 5/25/16
    On May 25, attorney Benjamin Justus discussed BitTorrent cases, copyright trolls and related issues on the nationally syndicated show, “The Troubleshooter,” hosted by Tom Martino and airing from KHOW in Denver, Colorado. The…
  • Jun 12

    Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activation

    Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activation
    Over recent months, software titan Microsoft Corporation has filed a number of “Doe” lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  The suits allege both copyright and trademark claims against…
Rank this Week: 1722

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jun 30

    The NAD’s First Native Ad Case Since Issuance of FTC Native Ad Guide

    The NAD’s First Native Ad Case Since Issuance of FTC Native Ad Guide
    Just five months after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its Native Ads Policy Statement, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (“NAD”) has followed suit and issued a decision in…
  • Jun 28

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice

    InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice
    InfoLawGroup announces that it has formalized its Privacy in M&A practice group, which brings together its experienced attorneys to work closely with clients on the privacy and security issues that can arise when purchasing, investing in,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager

    Brexit: What It Means for Global Information Manager
    The British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, rejecting the pleas of all major political parties and most business, media, and legal experts across the political spectrum.  Prime Minister Cameron announced that he will…
Rank this Week: 3733

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3072

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1802

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1761

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

Covers digital advertising, new media, e-commerce and the law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

    The Paradox of Illumination
    I first heard about the paradox of illumination from Lee Loevinger, an extraordinary gentleman I was privileged to know professionally.  Lee was a multi-faceted, multi-talented, thought-provoking lawyer whose sage advice and stimulating…
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

    The Paradox of Illumination
    I first heard about the paradox of illumination from Lee Loevinger, an extraordinary gentleman I was privileged to know professionally.  Lee was a multi-faceted, multi-talented, thought-provoking lawyer whose sage advice and stimulating…
  • Jan 14

    Curiosity

    Curiosity
    Curiosity requires a sense of inquisitiveness. Not all inquiries reflect curiosity, curiosity is inquisitive by nature. Curiosity is the desire to learn by asking questions, dissecting, examining, exploring and investigating. Curiosity is at…
Rank this Week: 3734

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 2489

Trade Regulation Talk

Trade Regulation Talk

Covers antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. By John W. Arden.

http://traderegulation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market
    This posting was written by Jeffrey May, J.D.A group of authors, and the American Booksellers Association—a trade association representing independently-owned bookstores—are asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize the…
  • Jul 7

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee
    This story was written by Edward L. Puzzo, J.D.Texas has enacted legislation, effective September 1, 2015, specifying that franchisors will not be considered to be the employers of--or in a co-employment relationship with--either franchisees…
  • May 2

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012
    This posting was written by Tobias J. Gillett, Contributor to Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily. The number of mergers reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012…
Rank this Week: 4852

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 2448

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

Covers trademark, copyright, advertising, infringement and intellectual property law. By Locke Lord.

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3520