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Advertising Law - Feb 21, 2014

In a First, Dreft Sponsors—And Tweets About—Jonas Baby - In what appears to be the first endorsement for a celebrity baby birth, Dreft laundry detergent announced the arrival of the first born child of Kevin Jonas, the...more

Sports Litigation Alert, Volume 10, Issue 18, October 4, 2013 - Cloning Decision Could Lead to Copycat Litigation in the World of...

Owners of elite American Quarter Horses may soon be ponying up to create clones of their champions. On July 31, 2013 a North Texas District Court jury decided that the American Quarter Horse Association’s (“AQHA”) rule...more

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) v. Texas Racing Commission (TRC)

USDC Order Dismissing Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge

The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal) -- minutes entered by Los Angeles Superior County Clerk on 07/12/2013. ...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety -- entered by Honorable Elizabeth A. White, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 12, 2013....more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White)

Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White); issued as final court ruling and findings in law and motion hearings held on June 7, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. before Hon. Elizabeth White, Judge of the Los...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

Warning to Good Wife Fans: Fake Product Reviews Are Less Legal Than They Appear

Hello, Law Law Land readers! I took a blogging hiatus during the latter part of my pregnancy and early months of new parenthood, but I’m back. While certain things in my life have changed, at least one thing remains the...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

LASC COURT RULING: In Favor of Demurring Defendant Ferguson et. al. moving defendants.

Defendant Chris Ferguson's Demurrer to all 3 of Plaintiff Cardroom's purported causes of action sustained by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White: --- Ferguson had argued in his demurrer that Plaintiff’s...more

United States Trade Representative (USTR) Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets in December 2012...

USTR Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets and Identifies Marketplaces that Facilitate Global Piracy and Counterfeiting (released 12/13/2012): --- "Washington, D.C. – United States Trade...more

IP Buzz - September 2012

In this issue: - Fashionistas Rejoice! Second Circuit Orders Win/Win For Loubotin and Yves St. Laurent - Plant Patents — What is an uncultivated state? - Protecting the Look & Feel of Artworks, Maybe - Not...more

Manwin Licensing International S.A.R.L., et al. v. ICM Registry, LLC, et al.

Counterclaims of ICM Registry, LLC, d/b/a .XXX (Demand for Jury Trial)

Counterclaims of ICM Registry, LLC, d/b/a .XXX v. Manwin Licensing International S.A.R.L., et al. filed by Cross-Complainant in case number CV 11-9514 PSG (JCGx) of the USDC for the CD of CA on September 28, 2012. ...more

Cardoom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

NOTICE OF DEMURRER AND DEMURRER OF DEFENDANT CHRIS FERGUSON, TO PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

Plaintiff’s lawsuit is nothing more than a frivolous and baseless attempt to capitalize on an indictment and civil forfeiture action that is wholly unrelated to the claims alleged. Plaintiff, Cardroom International LLC...more

Manwin Licensing International S.A.R.L., et al. v. ICM Registry, LLC, et al.

Court Order GRANTING in Part and DENYING in Part the Motions to Dismiss

Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order GRANTING in Part and DENYING in Part the Motions to Dismiss - The Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge. ----- Since this Court's Order was issued back in August of...more

Gamblification! The Hottest Trend in Social Games

Gamblification! This is not yet a household word but we use it to describe the intersection of social media and gambling. It is a play on the concepts of gamification and gambling. While gamification relates to using game...more

Competition between Competition & IPR Laws

An overview of the conflicts between Competition Act, 2002 and various Intellectual Property legislation and business / industry sector regulations....more

The European Commission turns its spotlight on digital publishers in e-book Cartel Investigation

On Tuesday 1st March, the European Commission raided the headquarters of several digital book publishers, including French company Hachette Livre SA, following concerns of a possible cartel in the e-book industry. A...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Online Reforms at Stake as Romania Weighs EU Concerns"

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the primary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania notified to the...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Romanian Online Plans Hit EC Bump"

In this article written by William Chambers, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the primary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania notified to the...more

The LimeWire Decision: Can Legal Precedent Keep Up With the Internet Age?

The latest copyright infringement decision has emerged against LimeWire, the immensely popular file-sharing client. Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found LimeWire was liable...more

Shades of Gray: the Internet Market of Copyrighted Goods and the First Sale Doctrine

In light of the recent John Wiley & Sons Inc. v. Kirtsaeng, 654 F.3d 210 (2nd Cir. 2011) and the possibility that the Supreme Court grant certiorari and finally settle the parallel imports controversy, here is an article...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

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *FDA Provides Advice on Presenting Drug Risks *Battle Mounts Over ICANN Control *FTC’s Negative Option Rule Up for Comment *Alcohol Brands Cautiously Launch Twitter Campaigns *Court to Examine...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *FDA Tells Pharma To Pull “Misleading” Search Ads *Report Finds Surge in Online Fraud *Google Introduces Free Downloads of Licensed Music in China *House Passes Bill Giving FDA Oversight of Tobacco...more

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