Balough Law Offices, LLC

NHTSA Seeks Comments on Proposed Guidelines on Vehicle Cyberattacks

For the first time, under a proposed Enforcement Guidance Bulletin, automobile makers will need to take into account cybersecurity vulnerabilities for their vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…more

Developers Warned Not to Enable Listening Technology Without Disclosure

Developers Warned Not to Enable Listening Technology Without Disclosure Some developers have included in their mobile apps the ability to turn on a phone’s microphone to listen for codes from television programs and…more

Court Doesn’t Take the Bait in Land O’Lakes Trademark Case

What do fishing tackle and butter have in common? Nothing, so there is no trademark infringement by either for using the same Land O’Lakes mark. In affirming the dismissal of competing trademark infringement claims, Seventh…more

ASUS Router Security Claims Mislead Consumers: FTC

The maker of ASUS home routers deceived customers when it claimed the devices could protect consumers’ local networks from attack. Instead, the company failed to employ reasonable security practices causing “substantial injury”…more

Hollywood Hospital Pays Ransom to Unlock Its IT System

It was not a Hollywood movie but a real life ransomware attack that shut down the enterprise-wide hospital information system of an acute care facility for 10 days. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center said it paid 40…more

FTC Settles with Developer Who Installed Apps Without Permission

Users who downloaded a browser extension game were the ones who got played, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action. General Workings, Inc., d/b/a Vulcun purchased the Running Fred online extension game from its…more

Trade Personal Info for Benefits? It Depends, Survey Finds

A new study finds Americans are willing under certain circumstances to share personal information for tangible benefits but are frequently unhappy about what happens to the information once they give it out. The Pew Research…more

Government to Fast Track Rules to Get Driverless Cars on the Road

In an effort to speed the development of autonomous vehicles, in the next six months the U.S. Department of Transportation will prepare proposed rules for their deployment and operation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony…more

FAA App Helps Find Safe (and Legal) Place to Fly Your Drone

Want to know where it is safe (and legal) to fly your new drone? The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) now offers a smartphone app that identifies flying restrictions for you. It is currently available only for iPhones, but an…more

FTC Hits Lumosity for Deceiving Consumers with Brain Training Claims

It was a no brainer for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to charge the owner and marketer of the Lumosity brain-training program with deceiving customers through unsupported claims. Lumos Labs, Inc. d/b/a Lumosity, along…more

Federal Circuit Finds Section 2(a) of Lanham Act Violates First Amendment

The restrictions prohibiting the registration of trademarks that are scandalous, immoral, or disparaging violates the First Amendment and are unconstitutional, the Federal Circuit found. Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act bars…more

Be Careful Opening Attachments; New Ransomware Attack Underway

A new surge in ransomware attacks is underway, posing a threat to businesses and consumers, Symantec Corporation says. The computer security company said attackers are encrypting files and demanding ransom by using an updated…more

FAA Sets Deadlines to Register Small Drones

After you unwrap that new holiday drone, you’ll need to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before you fly it outside. The FAA announced that drones that weigh between a half pound and 55 pounds,…more

Pepperidge Farm Sues Trader Joe’s Over Cookie Configuration and Packaging

Maybe the Cookie Monster will need to decide this trademark case. Pepperidge Farm, Inc. alleges in a recently-filed lawsuit that Trader Joe’s Crispy Cookies infringes the Milano cookie configuration trademark. The suit claims…more

Cyberattacks on Cars Coming in 2016 and Beyond

Cyberattacks on automobiles will increase in 2016 and beyond, “likely resulting in lost lives” according to McAfee Labs’ 2016 Threats Prediction. The problem is acute because there has been a rapid deployment of hardware in…more
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