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Adlaw By Request

Adlaw By Request

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

http://www.adlawbyrequest.com/
  • Apr 24

    Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Day 1 - A Parade and then a Circu

    Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Day 1 - A Parade and then a Circu
    NETmundial, the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, opened Wednesday, April 23 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Around 800 participants representing governments, private sector, academia, civil society and the…
  • Apr 23

    Reed Smith to Participate at World IP Day Event in NYC

    Reed Smith to Participate at World IP Day Event in NYC
    This Friday, April 25, Reed Smith will be part of a World IP Day event in New York City titled, Movies a Global Passion, hosted by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and…
  • Apr 23

    Third Edition of Reed Smith's Social Media White Paper Now Available

    Third Edition of Reed Smith's Social Media White Paper Now Available
    This post was written by Douglas J. Wood and Stacy K. Marcus. Reed Smith is proud to make available the Third Edition of our Social Media White Paper, “Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the commercial Risks and Rewards of the…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Pesticides Found in Celestial Seasoning “100% Natural” Tea

    Pesticides Found in Celestial Seasoning “100% Natural” Tea
    Hain Celestial Group, Inc., makers of Celestial Seasonings teas, advertises its sleepy time/kids teas, various green teas, wellness teas, k-cups, and other teas as “100% Natural.” However, the results of a December 2012 analysis…
  • Apr 24

    Lawsuit Filed Against Wells Fargo for Loan Modification Violation

    Lawsuit Filed Against Wells Fargo for Loan Modification Violation
    Henry and Renee Garcia have filed a potential class action lawsuit in California federal court against Wells Fargo alleging it violated California consumer laws by billing late fees to, or foreclosing on, state homeowners who had loan…
  • Apr 24

    Bayer Sued for Mirena IUD Birth Control Complication

    Bayer Sued for Mirena IUD Birth Control Complication
    Nine women have filed a lawsuit in California federal court against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. alleging complications related to its birth control device, Mirena IUD. Mirena is designed to be inserted into the uterus by a physician…
Rank this Week: 792

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/
  • Apr 24

    50 Cent v WorldStarHipHop.com

    50 Cent v WorldStarHipHop.com
    Long decision, cross motions for summary judgment on multiple causes and on affirmative defenses. Hip Hop star 50 Cent prevails on right of publicity cause. Defendant argues that maybe the photo of Fifty Cent on its website is not necessarily…
  • Apr 22

    Bringing Summary Judgment Prior To The Close Of Discovery: In This Instance, Not A Good Use of Anyone’s Time

    Bringing Summary Judgment Prior To The Close Of Discovery: In This Instance, Not A Good Use of Anyone’s Time
    Plaintiff seeks summary judgment that the term COLLECTIVE is descriptive as used by Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff. Defendant owns COLLECTIVE NETWORK, COLLECTIVE VIDEO and C COLLECTIVE THE AUDIENCE ENGINE. Defendant has used its oldest mark…
  • Apr 21

    Today Is National ‘Be Civil To Your Fellow Lawyer’ Day

    Today Is National ‘Be Civil To Your Fellow Lawyer’ Day
    So I’m representing a very large British company and it’s buying some IP from a California dot com company. The purchase price is big, and the seller is going out of business so its (California biglaw) attorney is calling me…
Rank this Week: 538

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 24

    Petroliam Nasional Berhard to SCOTUS: Gimme shelter

    Petroliam Nasional Berhard to SCOTUS: Gimme shelter
    In December 2013 I wrote, mostly cribbing from Jane Coleman‘s commentary, about the very dubious Ninth Circuit decision in Petroliam Nasional Berhad v. GoDaddy.com (9th Cir. Dec. 4, 2013) that declared the existential impossibility…
  • Apr 22

    THE SLANTS — Federal Circuit brief

    THE SLANTS — Federal Circuit brief
  • Apr 10

    H.R. Pufnstuf, Call Your Lawyer

    H.R. Pufnstuf, Call Your Lawyer
    Originally posted 2005-07-12 13:45:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterVia Techlaw Advisor, a link to a very smart copyright blog from a member of the firm that cleaned my clock in 1998. The item by Bill Patry, Clothing and Costumes Redux,…
Rank this Week: 88

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    What A Daughter Learned From Her Dad About Working in a “Mad Men” World

    What A Daughter Learned From Her Dad About Working in a “Mad Men” World
    Today is Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which I thought was a lost day but apparently has been re-branded to the more gender-neutral “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”  Upon discovering that I happened to select this…
  • Apr 23

    The World Is Not Enough, We Want the Whole Genre

    The World Is Not Enough, We Want the Whole Genre
    The James Bond franchise is one of the most well-known and successful movie franchises in history. There are few characters who reappear in 23 full length movies, let alone have the 23rd movie reach the top of the box office charts. The James…
  • Apr 22

    Worst Frankename ever?

    Worst Frankename ever?
    - Brent Carlson-Lee To quote Mark Prus, Principal at NameFlash, Frankenames are “names created by slamming two or more word parts together to make a new name. This would include a name like “Toasterrific” (toaster +…
Rank this Week: 211

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

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

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Multijurisdiction Litigation Guide --An Important New Tool for State/Federal Coordination

    The Multijurisdiction Litigation Guide --An Important New Tool for State/Federal Coordination
    Mass product liability litigation typically involves cases pending in federal court -- often coordinated in a mutidistrict litigation (MDL) -- and parallel actions in various state courts. Although authorities have long approved in general…
  • Apr 17

    Representatives Introduce Bill Focusing on Genetically-Engineered Food

    Representatives Introduce Bill Focusing on Genetically-Engineered Food
    US Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) joined with Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Jim Matheson (D-UT), Marsh Blackburn (R-TN), and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) in introducing H.R. 4432, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”: a…
  • Apr 16

    So Far, So Good for Washington’s Green Chemistry Law

    So Far, So Good for Washington’s Green Chemistry Law
    Manufacturers appear to be complying with Washington State’s reporting rule for toxic chemicals under its Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA). The Washington Department of Ecology announced this week that spot testing of more than…
Rank this Week: 890

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue
    Smithsonian National Museum of American HistoryDr. Robert Jackler, “Freedom to Vape”: Unregulated Exuberance in Electronic Cigarette Advertising (Dr. Jackler is talking to FDA and to Congress about the same issues on his trip to…
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 122

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
Rank this Week: 4623

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 22

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a Staff Attorney to draft and negotiate retail leases (tenant side) for Arent Fox’s highly acclaimed Fashion and Luxury Goods practice. Candidates must possess at least 5 years of…
  • Apr 21

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
  • Apr 21

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
Rank this Week: 2104

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1025

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 21

    Buy a Box of Cheerios, Relinquish Consumer Rights? General Mills Backtracks After Consumer Backlash

    Buy a Box of Cheerios, Relinquish Consumer Rights? General Mills Backtracks After Consumer Backlash
     The New York Times last week published an eye-opening story about General Mills, the big cereal maker. It noted that after being stung in court by a consumer class action, the company updated its legal terms to say that any beef you…
  • Apr 14

    They Advertise “Free” Shipping But Default to “Pay” Shipping

    They Advertise “Free” Shipping But Default to “Pay” Shipping
     A senior citizen friend was in need of a new TV, so MrConsumer found a wonderful deal on a 32″ Sony for only $199.99 with no sales tax and free shipping at Newegg. Yes, it is reconditioned, but MrConsumer owns two reconditioned…
  • Apr 7

    MetroPCS: “All 4G Phones Only $29″ ?

    MetroPCS: “All 4G Phones Only $29″ ?
     MetroPCS has been advertising a “$29 for All Sale” where “All 4G phones on our nationwide 4G LTE network are now just $29.” MrConsumer thought what a great way to get a high-end 4G-LTE cellphone like the Samsung…
Rank this Week: 3098

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

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

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Proposed Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Proposed Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law
    Guest post by Andrei Mincov (Trademark Factory – reprinted with permission) As many of you know, the Federal Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1. Among the changes to almost 40 different pieces…
  • Apr 17

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law
    Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law – reprinted with permission) Canada’s Trade-marks Act is about to undergo its most significant amendments since it was first enacted in 1953. Even the spelling of “trade-mark” will…
  • Apr 16

    Recent Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”

    Recent Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”
    April 16, 2014 Facebook recently announced some new changes to combat News Feed spam (see: News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam).  In making the announcement, Facebook said: “The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right…
Rank this Week: 1995

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird
    Popular author L.J. Smith of the Vampire Diaries series was terminated by her publisher and replaced with a ghostwriter. Some fans are content to continue reading the now ghostwritten series. Other fans are buycotting. What did L.J.…
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
Rank this Week: 3511

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: 2003

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: 2790

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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

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: 1657

ReACTS

ReACTS

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

http://www.advertisingcompliancelaw.com/
  • Apr 10

    The Colour Purple: Cadbury loses battle to register its signature purple shade

    The Colour Purple: Cadbury loses battle to register its signature purple shade
    Cadbury has lost its Supreme Court battle to register as a trade mark its iconic colour purple (known as Pantone 2685C), ending a 10-year legal battle between Cadbury and its competitor Nestlé. The UK Supreme Court has refused…
  • Mar 11

    ASA Withdraws Pistorius Ad: Joke's On You, Paddy Power

    ASA Withdraws Pistorius Ad: Joke's On You, Paddy Power
     Last week, the ASA ordered Paddy Power to remove a newspaper ad offering "money back" on bets if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murder. The ad showed a photograph of the South African Paralympian superimposed on a statue of…
  • Feb 18

    Non! - ASA Bans Kronenbourg Ad For Over-Emphasising French Connection

    Non! - ASA Bans Kronenbourg Ad For Over-Emphasising French Connection
      Kronenbourg’s advertising campaign starring French footballing icon Eric Cantona has been banned. The ASA investigated two separate ads for the same campaign; a TV ad and a print ad. The TV ad explained how French men were lauded…
Rank this Week: 1451

Ad Nauseam

Ad Nauseam

Covers legal issues in advertising and media.

http://www.adnauseamblog.org/
  • Apr 9

    Do False Advertising Suits Have a Leg to Stand On Anymore?

    Do False Advertising Suits Have a Leg to Stand On Anymore?
        It’s not often the Supreme Court issues opinions that directly impact intellectual property issues, but just a week ago, the Court shed some light on who may sue for a false advertising claim under the Lanham Act. In…
  • Apr 7

    Electronic Cigarette Advertising: What Regulations Can Be Expected?

    Electronic Cigarette Advertising: What Regulations Can Be Expected?
    Electronic cigarettes have garnered much press over the past few weeks. In an article for the New York Times entitled “Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes”, Matt Richtel points to statistics of…
  • Mar 27

    Ad Nauseum CLE Event – Ethics in Social Media Panel

    Ad Nauseum CLE Event – Ethics in Social Media Panel
    IP Jobtrack Event Blog Post   Spring is here (or so they say…) and so is the time to click here and register for NYLS Ad Nauseam’s Spring Event!  This year, we highlight how social media shapes new trends…
Rank this Week: 2906

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Mar 27

    Useless But Compelling Facts - March 2014 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - March 2014 Answer
    Our last trivia question (UBCF) asked what connection storm and hurricanes have with the Beatles. In August of 1962, The Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey), a drummer who was with another popular local…
  • Mar 27

    Useless But Compelling Facts - December 2013 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - December 2013 Answer
    Our last trivia question (UBCF) asked what connection storm and hurricanes have with the Beatles. In August of 1962, The Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey), a drummer who was with another popular local…
  • Mar 21

    Useless But Compelling Facts - Question for March 2014

    Useless But Compelling Facts - Question for March 2014
    Most people associate storms and hurricanes with weather and natural disasters, but one storm and some hurricanes have a relationship to The Beatles way back in the early 1960s.  Can you guess the connection?
Rank this Week: 4032

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: 2875

Social Media Law Update

Social Media Law Update

Covers intellectual property, defamation, consumer protection and other legal issues regarding social media. By Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

http://www.socialmedialawupdate.com
  • Nov 6

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either
    California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law S.B. 568, the first bill of its kind in the nation. S.B. 568 enacts two new statutes under the title “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World.” The first,…
  • Nov 6

    Rash California Minors Get An Online “Eraser Button”

    Rash California Minors Get An Online “Eraser Button”
    We’ve all done it: typed or tapped out a message, posted it online, and immediately wished we hadn’t and that we could just erase it from the Internet forever. Now, if you are a California minor, you can. Sort of. California…
  • Oct 18

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law
    By James Chadwick and Rachel Tarko Hudson  As part of a flurry of new privacy legislation, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two new data privacy bills into law on September 27, 2013: S.B. 46 amending California’s data…
Rank this Week: 2211

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/
  • Nov 6

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"
    By Elizabeth Barcohana We’ve all done it: typed or tapped out a message, posted it online, and immediately wished we hadn’t and that we could just erase it from the Internet forever. Now, if you are a California minor, you can. …
  • Nov 6

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either
    By Elizabeth Barcohana California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law S.B. 568, the first bill of its kind in the nation. S.B. 568 enacts two new statutes under the title “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the…
  • Oct 18

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law
    By James Chadwick and Rachel Tarko Hudson  As part of a flurry of new privacy legislation, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two new data privacy bills into law on September 27, 2013: S.B. 46 amending…
Rank this Week: 4406

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: 4450

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: 1564

AdMark Buzz

AdMark Buzz

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

http://www.lockelordadmark.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3871