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Sweepstakes and Contests: What You Need to Know

The value of reaching an audience and potential new customers using social media continues to grow exponentially every year. Savvy corporations are continually looking to exploit and capitalize upon the information that can...more

Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry

Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to...more

International Safe Harbor Privacy Compliance: What You Need to Know

Since early 2014, the Federal Trade Commission has charged at least fourteen U.S. businesses in varying industries, from fashion to telecommunications, for falsely claiming to participate in the US – EU Safe Harbor privacy....more

The FTC Continues Its Focus on the Mobile Arena

The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena. Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...more

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SAG Allocation Guidelines Trump Settlement Deal - In the first decision interpreting the Screen Actors Guild 2009 Commercials Contract Allocation Guidelines, an arbitrator ordered a signatory to double its payments to...more

FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Violations Of International Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

On February 11, the FTC announced a settlement to resolve allegations that a children’s online entertainment company falsely claimed it was abiding by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor international privacy framework. The FTC alleged...more

Advertising Law -- Jun 13, 2013

SPECIAL FEATURE: Manatt and Mergermarket Release New Study on U.S.-China Deal Activity in Entertainment, Advertising and Digital Media Sectors - Investment and M&A activity between the U.S. and China in the...more

Advertising Law -- May 03, 2013

Manatt and ERA to Lead Teleseminar on Compliance with FTC’s New Dot Com Disclosure Guides - The Federal Trade Commission’s long-awaited changes to its “Dot Com Disclosures” set forth a number of new directives,...more

Advertising Law -- Mar 21, 2013

In This Issue: Manatt Advertising Litigation Team Twice Defeats Efforts to Enjoin TurboTax Television Commercials; Sen. Rockefeller Tries Again with Do Not Track; NAD: Price Match Offer by Toys “R” Us Needs a Change;...more

Advertising Law -- August 9, 2012

In This Issue: Uniform Ads a Slam Dunk for NBA Teams; FTC Asked to Investigate Gatorade “Flu Game” Ad How Did Kirstie Alley Lose 100lbs? False Ad Suit Claims It Wasn’t Diet Drug; California, Feds Up the Pressure on...more

Three Point Shot - July 2012

In This Issue: - Ex-Footballers Sacked on First Play from Scrimmage in Antitrust Lawsuit Against the NCAA - OMG! LOLs No Longer Cause for SMH from the NCAA - Not Quite Harvard v. Yale (1968), ESPN Wins When...more

Georgia Governor Signs Sweepstakes Bill, Myspace Settles Privacy Charges with FTC

Georgia's governor signed Senate Bill 431, a bill intended to regulate Internet cafes by prohibiting "any promotion involving an element of chance which involves the playing of a game on a computer, mechanical device, or...more

Advertising Law -- March 8, 2012

In This Issue: *Jordan's Suit Not a Slam Dunk *Mobile App Makers Reach Agreement with California AG *"Free" Offers Result in $359 Million FTC Settlement *White House Issues "Bill of Rights" for Consumer...more

DoJ Reverses Position on Scope of Wire Wager Act

On December 23, 2011, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (the “OLC”) released an opinion that the Wire Wager Act (18 U.S.C. § 1084) applies only to interstate transmissions of wire communications that relate...more

Entertainment Litigation Update

In This Issue: Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Prohibiting Sale of Violent Video Games to Minors; The Hurt Locker; and In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name. Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Prohibiting Sale of Violent Video...more

Former Student Athletes’ Right of Publicity and Antitrust Claims Will Proceed Against the NCAA and Electronic Arts

Closely watched class action lawsuits by former student athletes against the National Collegiate Athletic Association “NCAA”), its licensing arm, the Collegiate Licensing company (“CLC”), and the popular video game maker,...more

Pandora Gets Subpoena About Mobile App - Privacy, the Next Big Issue for Digital Media Companies

As broadcasters pursue their digital future, new legal issues arise to greet their entry into the on-line world and to add to the challenges posed by the new media. Over the last few years, we’ve have written extensively...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - April 08, 2011

In this issue: Manatt to Participate in the ACCA-SoCal Inaugural Entertainment & Sports Law MCLE Seminar; Manatt Attorneys to Provide Insight on False Advertising Litigation Strategies at ACI Conference; Privacy Developments:...more

Privacy Policy Considerations For Sports Marketers

Marketers of sporting events and products, like those in other industries, increasingly use customer data to promote events and products, to get to know their customers and fans, and to improve customer service. Last December...more

Advertising Law - March 24, 2010

In This Issue: *Senate Confirms Two New FTC Commissioners *Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade Over "Milkaholic? Baby Ad *LifeLock Settles with FTC for $12 Million Over False Claims *Fees for NAD Challenges to Increase *Suit...more

Advertising Law - March 8, 2010

In This Issue: *Subway-Quiznos Case Settles *Extending Those 15 minutes: NY Considers Law on Postmortem Rights *The Buzz on Google's New Service: Privacy Complaint, Lawsuit *Court Denies NCAA Motions to Dismiss in Suits...more

Advertising Law - September 25, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: SPECIAL FOCUS: "L.A. Scale": An Interview with Partner Alan Brunswick *FTC Plans Wide-Ranging Look at Privacy Issues *Third Circuit Upholds Online Betting Ban *Feds Raise Eyebrows at Food Label...more

Advertising Law - September 3, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Lawsuit Accuses Snapple of Unnatural Ads *BetOnSports Founder Pleads Guilty and Forfeits $43 Million *Court Revives Taster’s Choice Lawsuit *Newsday Rejects Ad Criticizing Cablevision *Regulators and...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Manatt Attorneys Take Center Stage at Leading Industry Events *Rise Seen in Online Data Theft and Financial Scams *Calorie Data Influences How New Yorkers Eat *Under Leibowitz, FTC May Increase...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *William Kovacic Is Named FTC Chairman *No Fines for Companies over Data Breaches *Viacom Cannot Seek Punitive Damages From YouTube *Comcast Will Not Obstruct File-Sharing Traffic *Web Site Not Liable...more

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