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What the *TM*?!?! The Disparagement Clause has been Bleeped.

by Knobbe Martens on

Trademark law is an important form of protection for the fashion and beauty industry. It protects both brand owners and consumers by regulating the registration of brands, or source identifiers, of fashion and beauty...more

Advertising Law - April 2017 #3

Amazon, FTC Reach Deal Over In-App Charges - Amazon and the Federal Trade Commission have agreed to drop their appeals in a lawsuit accusing the online retailer of billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred...more

Riding the Initial “Pokémon Go” Phenomenon: Branding Basics

by Reed Smith on

Pokémon Go, released July 6, has unleashed a swarm of hopeful Pokémon trainers into the world, seeking to, as Pokémon famously says, “catch ‘em all.” And while Pokémon Go users are traversing cities, towns and hamlets to...more

Hoverboards Under Attack

by Wilson Elser on

Multiple UK retailers have asked customers to throw out their hoverboards, the self-balancing scooters that have clambered onto holiday wish lists this season, due to suspected safety issues with the devices. The retailers...more

UK Film & Television Update - European Commission Announces Its Intention to Regulate Cross-Border Portability of Online Content

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The EC’s attempt to harmonize copyright across Europe raises questions for both content providers and consumers. Readers may recall that on 6 May 2015 we issued an update notifying the European Commission (EC)'s...more

Advertising Law - November 2015

Fantasy Sports Has a New Teammate: Nevada Gaming Commission - Nevada's Gaming Control Board announced that fantasy sports will be regulated like other forms of gambling, and ordered operators to halt operation in the...more

Amendments to Japan METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

by DLA Piper on

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in...more

Websites Required to Post "About Us" Contact Info Under New Florida Law

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Effective July 1, 2015, many websites will be required to comply with Florida’s new True Origin of Digital Goods Act. This Act adds Florida to the growing list of states with laws aimed at achieving transparency in online...more

New York Court Gives Final Approval to $58.5 Million Music Licensing Settlement

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 19, 2015, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued final approval of a $58.5 million settlement between performing rights society SESAC (Society of European Stage Actors and Composers) and...more

Three Point Shot - June 2014

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Federal Circuit Leaves Cobra Golf Co. in the Rough - It's dormie. On Eighteen. You're in great shape, having hit a solid drive, leaving yourself a fairway lie and a mid-iron into a back-right Sunday pin. Feeling good...more

Advertising Law - June 2014 #4

Don’t Forget: FTC Settlement Over Memory Claims - The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement – which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline – reached a settlement with the Federal Trade...more

Advertising Law

SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs - On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more

Advertising Law -- Dec 06, 2013

FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers - In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more

Fox Can't Maintain Action on Ads It Has No Copyright

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

Fox Broadcasting Company can’t maintain a copyright action against Dish Network’s product that enables Dish customers to skip over commercials because Fox doesn’t own the copyright to the commercials, an appellate court found...more

Judge Slams Copyright Troll Attorneys

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

A federal judge has referred a band of copyright troll attorneys to their respective state and federal bars for their “moral turpitude unbecoming of an officer of the court.” The judge also referred the attorneys to the U.S....more

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Announces Temporary Adoption of Regulations for Fantasy Sports Tournaments in Atlantic...

by Ian Imrich on

The New Jersey DGE regulations on fantasy sports games (N.J.A.C. 13:69 P ) can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/temporaryorders.html ...more

Chicago Casino Development Authority Act - AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1739 re Internet Gaming

by Ian Imrich on

Illinois iGaming Bill: Chicago Casino Development Authority Act - AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1739 re Internet Gaming (Sen. Terry Link) --- On March 6th, 2013, Senate Bill 1739 was introduced in Illinois by State Senator...more

CA SB 678 (Correa) Authorization and Regulation of Internet Poker and Consumer Protection Act of 2013

by Ian Imrich on

An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 19990) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling. Legislative Counsel’s Digest: Senate Bill No. 678, as introduced, Correa, February 22,...more

ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 5–COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (ON BEHALF OF THE STATE GAMING CONTROL BOARD) - NEVADA

by Ian Imrich on

ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 5–COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (ON BEHALF OF THE STATE GAMING CONTROL BOARD) - NEVADA [re US State Gaming Compacts] PREFILED DECEMBER 19, 2012 ____________ Referred to Committee on Judiciary SUMMARY—Revises...more

What is "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?"

by Alexander Butterman on

A straightforward, concise definition of "intellectual property" and a brief explanation of the four major types of IP. The terms "copyright," "trademark" and "patent" should no longer be confused after reviewing this...more

Canadian Marketing, Advertisng & Regulatory Law Update

by Catherine Bate on

A year in review from Heenan Blaikie's national Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law practice....more

Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011

by Vanessa McKee on

The new Copyright(Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 brought in to protect the rights holders of copyrighted works in New Zealand. How does this new Act affect you as an account holder of your internet connection...more

Online Behavioral Advertising Privacy Issues

by Alan Friel on

Two articles from the July 2011 edition of M/E Insights on privacy law issues related to online and mobile advertising....more

Ballard v. St. Albans Congregational Church

Defendant's Reply on its Motion to Dismiss Complaint

by Betty Greitzer on

This Reply was filed in conjunction with a motion to dismiss a pro se complaint alleging trademark infringement and violation of the model "Truth in Music" statute that's been enacted in a majority of states. What makes the...more

Volume 6 Issue 3 Winter 2011

SEATTLE--University of Washington School of Law today published the Winter 2011 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology,...more

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