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Food and Beverage News and Trends

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Federal judge declines to dismiss olive oil consumer class actions. A US...more

DOJ Releases Electrifying New Guidance on Standard-Essential Patent Policy

The Department of Justice (the “Department” or “DOJ”) continued its multi-pronged defense of standards-setting organizations (SSOs) who adopt patent policies to prevent hold-up during licensing negotiations. Last week’s...more

DOJ Provides New Guidance on Required Licensing of Essential Patents in Standard-Setting

DOJ recently concluded that a standard-setting organization's proposal to update its policy regarding patents underlying its standards was pro-competitive. DOJ's analysis of the association's process and legal structure...more

Food and Hospitality Bites - Autumn 2014

IN THIS ISSUE: - Allergen labelling – the new requirements - Licensing and deregulation - Late Night Levy – Update - The new Tobacco Products Directive - The Horsemeat Scandal - The Alcohol Misuse Manifesto...more

Pom Wonderful and Coke in a Juicy Battle at the U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday April 21, Pom Wonderful LLC, the maker of a line of POM WONDERFUL® pomegranate juice products, www.pomwonderful.com, and The Coca-Cola Company, which sells MINUTE MAID® juice products, www.minutemaid.com, battled it...more

Beware Deceptive Trademark Solicitations from Organizations Not Affiliated with the US Patent and Trademark Office

Private organizations not affiliated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) often use the USPTO's publicly available trademark database to obtain applicant information, and then disseminate deceptive,...more

Libya Loses Court Battle Over Its Own ‘Libyan Embassy’ Trademark

In an interesting recent opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rebuffed the Libyan Government’s bid to obtain a transfer to it of the domain name registration for libyanembassy.com from a “legalization...more

Intellectual Property Law in 2012

Lawsuits! Infringement! Litigation! Ah, there’s never a dull moment in the wonderful world of intellectual property law, and 2012 will be no exception. Here’s our list of what to watch in the coming year...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - July 28, 2011

In this issue: Manatt Partner Ivan Wasserman to Lead Webinar on FDA/FTC Regulations Governing Functional Foods; New, Uniform Criteria for CFBAI Members; Suits Over Group Texting Services; S.C. Johnson Settles Windex...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - December 13, 2010

In this issue: Manatt Partner Tony DiResta to Explore the FTC's Top Privacy Initiatives in WOMMA Webinar; Antipiracy, Counterfeit Bill Heads to Full Senate; Preview: A Draft of the Commerce Department’s Privacy Report; Feds...more

Would You Trade Your Tax Returns and Bank Statements for Free Music Downloads?

LimeWire sounds innocent enough – a file sharing program that allows individual users to download music over the Internet, video and other files directly from the hard drive of another LimeWire user. LimeWire and other...more

Advertising Law - February 2, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *IAB, 4As Release Version 3.0 of Standard Terms and Conditions *FCC Proposes Tougher Restrictions on “Robocalls” *The Battle Over “Organic” Moves Beyond Food *Skype Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over...more

Tributos e a Internet

Podemos caracterizar a internet como sendo uma rede de computadores ou sistemas informáticos, que se utiliza de uma mesma linguagem, representada por protocolos específicos, dividindo os mesmos espaços...more

The Fed's E-Sign Regulations: More Questions Than Answers

The Consumer Consent Rule under the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) place special restrictions on the use of electronic signatures in connection with certain consumer disclosures. This...more

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