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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: 290

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Apr 20

    FTC’s $16 Million Win Emphasizes Need to Follow Guideline

    FTC’s $16 Million Win Emphasizes Need to Follow Guideline
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) just won another important victory as part of its crackdown on deceptive health claims. LeadClick Media (“LeadClick”) and its parent company were held responsible for claims made by…
  • Apr 14

    Courts Continue to Wrestle with Application of VPPA

    Courts Continue to Wrestle with Application of VPPA
    Recent weeks have seen two notable federal court decisions involving the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) since last week: In re Hulu Privacy Litigation, 3:11-CV-03764 (N.D. Cal. March 31, 2015) (“Hulu Privacy…
  • Apr 3

    FTC Files Complaint Against DirecTV for Inadequately Disclosing Terms of Customer Contract

    FTC Files Complaint Against DirecTV for Inadequately Disclosing Terms of Customer Contract
    On March 11th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against DirecTV for violations of Section 4 of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA)(15 U.S.C. § 8401 et seq.) and Section 5(a) of the FTC Act…
Rank this Week: 1008

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/
  • Apr 20

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card
    Clothing retailers Urban Outfitters and Free People recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailers improperly collected ZIP codes from customers at checkout by giving class members a gift card.
  • Apr 15

    FDA Issues Warning Letter to Skin Authority

    FDA Issues Warning Letter to Skin Authority
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent a Warning Letter to Skin Authority, LLC, due to marketing claims used by the company to promote its personal care products, including its “Wrinkle Reversing Serum,”…
  • Apr 13

    Macy’s Fights to Win Back Allegedly Abandoned Trademark

    Macy’s Fights to Win Back Allegedly Abandoned Trademark
    What’s the News?
Rank this Week: 3139

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lance Armstrong: Phoenix or Forever Fraud?

    Lance Armstrong: Phoenix or Forever Fraud?
    Randall Hull, The Br@nd Ranch® There is much to admire about Lance Armstrong. Really. Cancer survivor, founder of Livestrong, professional triathlete at age 16, successful professional cyclist, marathon runner. Yes, Lance was a very good…
  • Apr 17

    Coke Walks Tightrope in ZERO Branding

    Coke Walks Tightrope in ZERO Branding
    As you may recall, last September we wrote about Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Marks, discussing Coca-Cola’s defense of a trademark infringement suit brought by an individual named Mirza Baig, who claimed rights in…
  • Apr 16

    First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys next to go extinct?

    First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys next to go extinct?
    A world without trademark attorneys… frightening, isn’t it? (maybe more for me than for someone who isn’t a trademark attorney). It seems unlikely, but we may be inching closer to this apocalyptic scenario. In Australia, a…
Rank this Week: 102

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already
    Remember when I said, and said, and said, the appeal involving the TTAB’s rejection of the trademark application for THE SLANTS was fundamentally about PTO procedure and hardly at a matter of constitutional law?  And that the…
  • Apr 15

    Likelihood of improvement: Archer & Greiner, PC

    Likelihood of improvement: Archer & Greiner, PC
    Welcome me to my new firm, Archer & Greiner, P.C.  I’ll be a partner resident in the firm’s New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey offices (that’s me, always straddling the Hudson) but at your…
  • Apr 8

    Meet the Bloggers – INTA, Dallas, 2013!

    Meet the Bloggers – INTA, Dallas, 2013!
    Originally posted 2013-04-23 14:05:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter What else is there to say? Of course you’re invited!
Rank this Week: 31

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Regression damages model fails to convince court

    Regression damages model fails to convince court
    Reed Const. Data Inc. v. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2014 WL 4746130, No. 09–CV–8578 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 24, 2014) Reed sued McGraw-Hill for violations of the Lanham Act, the Sherman Act, and various state…
  • Apr 20

    Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it

    Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it
    Byrd v. Aaron’s Inc., 2015 WL 1727613, No. 14–3050 (3d Cir. Apr. 16, 2015) The Byrds filed a putative class action against Aaron’s for violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The court of appeals…
  • Apr 20

    Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute

    Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute
    Kroma Makeup EU, Ltd. v. Boldface Licensing Branding, Inc., No. 6:14–cv–1551, 2015 WL 1708757 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 15, 2015) A foreign licensee of a US trademark sued US citizens for alleged infringement abroad, and sued its…
Rank this Week: 99

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 20

    Sears Gives Payment Choice for Refrigerator: $1299 or $2099

    Sears Gives Payment Choice for Refrigerator: $1299 or $2099
      MrConsumer was helping a friend buy a particular refrigerator recently at Sears: One weekend last year, Sears was selling it for $1299, marked down from (a supposed) $2099. Scrolling down the page, there was this “payment…
  • Apr 13

    Cape Cod Potato Chips: 40% Reduced Fat?

    Cape Cod Potato Chips: 40% Reduced Fat?
      When you are choosing which potato chips to eat, do you have an angel on one shoulder nagging you to take the low fat bag, and a devil on the other urging you to grab the regular chips? MrConsumer experienced such a tug, and decided to…
  • Apr 6

    Where’s the Big Savings?

    Where’s the Big Savings?
      We are all conditioned to look for sale signs and marketers know that. That’s why everything always seems to be on sale. But sometimes, the savings offered are a joke. Here is our slightly-belated April Fools list of real sales…
Rank this Week: 1807

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 937

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: 684

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/
  • Apr 17

    Beacons at Retail – So What?

    Beacons at Retail – So What?
    Beacons have been around for years in online and mobile media channels, but they now seem poised to dramatically impact brick-and-mortar businesses. A growing list of major companies are currently vying to bring Bluetooth-enabled beacon…
  • Aug 21

    Second Circuit Clarifies the Use of Legal Presumptions of Consumer Confusion and Injury in Certain Lanham Act Case

    Second Circuit Clarifies the Use of Legal Presumptions of Consumer Confusion and Injury in Certain Lanham Act Case
    On Tuesday, July 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit “clarified certain aspects of [its] false advertising jurisprudence” and held that, where literal falsity and deliberate deception have been…
  • Aug 13

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet
    Imagine that a drug manufacturer figured out how to compete with a blockbuster drug by making a cheaper and more effective alternative. The pharmaceutical company that makes the blockbuster drug starts flooding the market with false…
Rank this Week: 1669

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

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

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed
    In March, three putative class actions stemming from data security breaches were dismissed due to lack of standing or to plaintiffs’ inability to state a valid claim. In the first, filed against national payroll service Paytime, Inc. in…
  • Apr 16

    Montana, Wyoming, and Connecticut Expand Data Security Protection

    Montana, Wyoming, and Connecticut Expand Data Security Protection
    In the midst of substantial legislative attention to data security and privacy in states across the nation this year, two states took concrete action this month to clarify and expand notification requirements following a data security breach.…
  • Apr 14

    California AG Renews Focus on Transparency in Supply Chains Act

    California AG Renews Focus on Transparency in Supply Chains Act
    In a long-anticipated move, and what appears to be a precursor to enforcement action, the California Attorney General has begun sending letters to retailers and manufacturers requesting proof that they comply with the California Transparency…
Rank this Week: 172

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Apr 16

    A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court

    A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court
    A pair of film production companies continues a wave of BitTorrent-related copyright lawsuits, all filed by the same lawyer in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Several of the lawsuits – some filed last month…
  • Apr 16

    Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 100 Does in Seattle U.S. District Court

    Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 100 Does in Seattle U.S. District Court
    In a series of new lawsuits filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has accused 91 Doe defendants of copyright infringement. The allegations of the complaints are…
  • Mar 31

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign
    Late last week, the purported owner to copyrights in the British film “Plastic” filed at least 20 lawsuits against anonymous Doe defendants in federal courts in both Pennsylvania and Florida. Plastic is a 2014 crime/comedy film…
Rank this Week: 3424

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/
Rank this Week: 3770

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
Rank this Week: 3533

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
Rank this Week: 4375

Adlaw By Request

Adlaw By Request

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

http://www.adlawbyrequest.com/
Rank this Week: 443

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Apr 15

    A Brief History of the U.S. Income Tax

    A Brief History of the U.S. Income Tax
    Although income taxes were imposed for a brief time during the Civil War and again in the 1890s, it was not until 1913, upon passage of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that federal income tax became a…
  • Feb 27

    The Only U.S. President Elected under the 12th Amendment is...

    The Only U.S. President Elected under the 12th Amendment is...
    The 12th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides for the election of the president and vice president by the electoral college, and if no candidate obtains a majority, the House of Representatives chooses the…
  • Feb 26

    ...and the Oscar Selfie Goes To or (the Unexpected Virtue of Being a Fish)

    ...and the Oscar Selfie Goes To or (the Unexpected Virtue of Being a Fish)
    Everyone knows there is competition, hype and controversy over nominations and awards at each year’s contest run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The competition culminates in an annual show broadcast around the…
Rank this Week: 1927

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
  • Apr 15

    Cybersquatting and political campaigns: No laughing matter

    Cybersquatting and political campaigns: No laughing matter
    As the number of 2016 presidential contenders begins to swell, an issue that often accompanies political campaigns has reared its ugly head. It’s political cybersquatting. Consider this recent Lady Liberals’ Facebook post:…
  • Apr 14

    FDA proposes guidance for “low risk” medical device

    FDA proposes guidance for “low risk” medical device
    Recently my wife put on a few pounds and has gotten quite lazy or as she prefers to call it, pregnant. Jim Gaffigan How a concept is characterized can make a big difference in the way it is welcomed – from not at all to warmly embraced.…
  • Apr 10

    Regulators Asked to Ban Use of “Diet” on Soda Label

    Regulators Asked to Ban Use of “Diet” on Soda Label
    On Thursday, the consumer advocacy group, U.S. Right to Know (RTK), asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit the Coca Cola Company and PepsiCo Inc. from using the allegedly…
Rank this Week: 2507

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: 3785

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: 1354

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.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.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: 1673

Advertising Industry Litigation…

Advertising Industry Litigation Blog

Covers advertising law and litigation. By Theodora Oringher.

http://www.advertisingindustrylitigation.com/
  • Nov 19

    More About FTC’s Native Advertising Workshop

    More About FTC’s Native Advertising Workshop
    In a previous blog, I advised that the FTC was hosting a workshop on native advertising on December 4, 2013 in Washington D.C.  The FTC has now announced the agenda and panelist for the workshop.   Here is a link to the agenda.…
  • Oct 15

    Clock’s Up. New TCPA Rules Take Effect Today, October 16, 2013

    Clock’s Up. New TCPA Rules Take Effect Today, October 16, 2013
    If you are in the telemarketing industry, chances are you have had this date circled on your calendar for over a year and have spent part of that time planning and preparing for the new TCPA rules to ensure your business is in strict…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Eyeing Native Advertising

    FTC Eyeing Native Advertising
    It’s digital.  It’s popular.  And it could cause consumer confusion.  So it was inevitable it would peak the interest of the FTC.  Just this week, the FTC announced it will host a workshop on December 4, 2013…
Rank this Week: 3170

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/
Rank this Week: 1695

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

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

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2649