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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    EFF/Copyright professors' comment on FCC's proposed set-top box rule

    EFF/Copyright professors' comment on FCC's proposed set-top box rule
    Content companies have opposed the FCC's proposed set-top box rule on the grounds that it would allow copyright infringement because people who'd paid for cable would be watching it without additional payments from the set-top box…
  • May 24

    Dilution question of the day, handbag edition

    Dilution question of the day, handbag edition
    Betsey Pop Betsey Johnson Kitsch "soda" handbagSo, what's the dilution verdict? http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 24

    Another trademark claim asserted for political purpose

    Another trademark claim asserted for political purpose
    Paul Alan Levy respondsto a C&D against a candidate for local government who is being threatened with claims of trademark infringement for using the city’s logo on his campaign materials.  As always, it’s a refreshing…
Rank this Week: 69

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 20

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…
    D 593,087   FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…Or maybe the three pictures on this page are worth that much?                                    …
  • May 19

    Lori Drew and you

    Lori Drew and you
    Originally posted 2008-11-30 13:48:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe’ve written a sort of roundup touching on some of the issues implicated by the Lori Drew “MySpace suicide” prosecution and verdict over at the Media…
  • May 19

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]
    Self-driving cars seem like a good idea- you can concentrate on other things, they take human error out of the equation, and they appear to be much safer. But are they even legal? There are many places throughout the United States where there…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • May 19

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test

    Spot the Differences in These Nominative Fair Use Test
    Here is the first factor from the Ninth Circuit nominative fair use test, courtesy of the New Kids on the Block case: First, the product or service in question must be one not readily identifiable without use of the trademark; Here’s…
  • May 18

    Text of Second Circuit Nominative Fair Use Case (IISSCC v SU)

    Text of Second Circuit Nominative Fair Use Case (IISSCC v SU)
    Introducing the 2d Circuit Nominative Fair Use Test: 1. Whether plaintiff’s mark is necessary to describe both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s products, “that is, whether the product or service is not readily…
  • May 10

    From The Denied UDRP File

    From The Denied UDRP File
    Somewhat vague explanation re choice of https://t.co/P88eidPYdP 'just plausible enough' to avoid bad faith https://t.co/HVFefwzqEJ — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 10, 2016 AQUAQUEEN.ROThis is properly a trademark dispute in Romania…
Rank this Week: 171

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 24

    INTA Meet the Bloggers XII — Photo Gallery

    INTA Meet the Bloggers XII — Photo Gallery
    Meet the Bloggers XII — adjacent to the INTA (International Trademark Association) meeting in Orlando — was a grand success, here is some of the visual evidence to prove the point:              …
  • May 23

    The Price of Fame

    The Price of Fame
    –James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications Mother was a dyed-in-the-wool Boston Bruins fan who knew as much about the local game as any sportscaster. She didn’t quote stats, but she sure knew team and player histories,…
  • May 20

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count
    It has not been a great week for oatmeal. The Quaker Oats Company (a subsidiary of food and beverage giant PepsiCo), on the heels of a recall for its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars, has also made a rather embarrassing gaffe on…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 325

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: 571

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: 762

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • May 17

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use
    In Short: An old New Jersey law – the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act or TTCWNA – is now being used to challenge website Terms of Use in a flurry of recently filed cases. These cases have not yet produced any…
  • May 5

    GDPR: Getting Ready for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation

    GDPR: Getting Ready for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation
    Four years in the making, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obtained its final legislative approval on April 14. It comes into effect in two years, in April 2018, replacing the national laws and regulations…
  • May 3

    First Circuit Ruling May Extend Reach of VPPA

    First Circuit Ruling May Extend Reach of VPPA
    On April 29, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the question of what data constitutes “personally identifiable information” and who is a “subscriber” under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in…
Rank this Week: 1091

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 17

    Say Bye-Bye to $199 iPhones at Verizon

    Say Bye-Bye to $199 iPhones at Verizon
      As of August 13, Verizon Wireless is no longer going to subsidize the purchase of new cellphones. That means you can kiss that $199 price for iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 goodbye. When you get a new phone, you’ll be asked to pay…
  • Aug 10

    Walmart’s Got the Lowest Priced Unlimited Cell Plan?

    Walmart’s Got the Lowest Priced Unlimited Cell Plan?
      Joe S. wrote to Mouse Print* last week about a Walmart television commercial for cell service that he thought was misleading. Here’s the commercial (and listen very carefully to their lowest price claim): It says “and at…
  • Aug 3

    Muscling In on Your Pocketbook

    Muscling In on Your Pocketbook
      PRNewswire, a respected firm that companies hire to disseminate their press releases, published an unusual one last year with the headline: “ScamOrNotReviews Announces Muscle Xlerator Review for 2014.” The release…
Rank this Week: 1161

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint relating to a…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text messages in pop-up…
  • Jan 2

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit
    I’m pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1202

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
  • May 18

    Mississippi Legalizes Fantasy Sport

    Mississippi Legalizes Fantasy Sport
    No registration fees in Mississippi’s stop-gap statute. Read More › Tags: Attorney General, Daily Fantasy Sports Contests, Fantasy Sports Operators, Illegal Gambling, Licensing Fee
  • May 18

    Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling Places Increased Pleading Standards On Plaintiff

    Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling Places Increased Pleading Standards On Plaintiff
    But Spokeo does not definitively define what an injury-in-fact is. Read More › Tags: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Injury in Fact, Robocalls, Supreme Court, TCPA
  • May 17

    CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising

    CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising
    In two recent decisions, CARU considered children’s “bead” art playsets and reinforced that advertisers must clearly disclose information about what products are included in the initial purchase, and avoid creating the…
Rank this Week: 1376

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: 1419

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
  • Feb 12

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60
    Do music streaming services need to pay royalties to play classic rock? It’s actually an open question. Some services have refused to pay performance royalties for all pre-1972 recordings. For many years, a false rumor persisted that…
  • Feb 4

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee
    The cost of filing and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the USPTO just got lower.  On January 17, 2015, the PTO announced a $50 per class reduction in initial filing fees for trademark applications filed under the…
Rank this Week: 1471

Adlaw By Request

Adlaw By Request

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

http://www.adlawbyrequest.com/
  • May 16

    ASA delivers knock-out blow to UK mobile network

    ASA delivers knock-out blow to UK mobile network
    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Three’s Muppet-themed ad, featuring a character victoriously punching into the air, which claimed that the mobile company was the ‘undisputed’ market leader in terms…
  • May 4

    Advertising Accountability Program Releases First Set of Decisions Applying the DAA’s Mobile Guidance

    Advertising Accountability Program Releases First Set of Decisions Applying the DAA’s Mobile Guidance
    The Online Internet-Based Advertising Accountability Program recently released decisions regarding popular app publishers’ compliance with the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles. These inaugural decisions are a…
  • Apr 27

    Public Service Campaign regarding children’s online safety

    Public Service Campaign regarding children’s online safety
    The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) and the BBB are pleased to announce the launch of its second Public Service Campaign regarding children’s online safety.  CARU’s first campaign titled, “Do you know…
Rank this Week: 1531

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: 1883

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: 2110

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
  • May 16

    ASA delivers knock-out blow to UK mobile network

    ASA delivers knock-out blow to UK mobile network
    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Three’s Muppet-themed ad, featuring a character victoriously punching into the air, which claimed that the mobile company was the ‘undisputed’ market leader in terms…
  • May 4

    Advertising Accountability Program Releases First Set of Decisions Applying the DAA’s Mobile Guidance

    Advertising Accountability Program Releases First Set of Decisions Applying the DAA’s Mobile Guidance
    The Online Internet-Based Advertising Accountability Program recently released decisions regarding popular app publishers’ compliance with the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles. These inaugural decisions are a…
  • Apr 27

    Public Service Campaign regarding children’s online safety

    Public Service Campaign regarding children’s online safety
    The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) and the BBB are pleased to announce the launch of its second Public Service Campaign regarding children’s online safety.  CARU’s first campaign titled, “Do you know…
Rank this Week: 3053

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

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

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3428

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: 3918

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 14

    Costner Flick “Criminal” Implants BitTorrent Suits in Oregon Federal Court

    Costner Flick “Criminal” Implants BitTorrent Suits in Oregon Federal Court
    Criminal Productions, Inc., which holds copyrights to the action flick Criminal, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These are the first such lawsuits in the…
  • Apr 28

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court
    Two new copyright suits were lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by LHF Productions, Inc.  LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan…
  • Apr 28

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title
    Two notorious BitTorrent troll plaintiffs have enlarged their operations to include suits against over 100 “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada. Two cases were filed by QOTD Film Investment Ltd.,…
Rank this Week: 3968

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: 4153

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: 4295

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
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 4465

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/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 4680

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

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

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
Rank this Week: 4933