Balough Law Offices, LLC

FCC: ISPs Must Obtain Consent to Collect Consumer Sensitive Information

(October 27, 2016) Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must now obtain affirmative consent if they want to use and share sensitive personally identifiable information of consumers under new rules adopted by the Federal…more

FTC Issues Guide for Responding to a Data Breach

Need guidance when your business suffers a data breach? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released Data Breach Response: A Guide for Businesses both as a pamphlet and a video. It outlines the steps a business should take…more

FTC Shuts Down Tech Service Using Deceptive Pop-Up Ads

(October 12, 2016) A multi-national tech support group of companies, which used deceptive pop-up ads to scare consumers into believing their computers were infected, has been temporarily shut down by the Federal Trade Commission…more

FTC Report Raps Patent 'Troll' Litigation Practices

(October 7, 2016) In its report of a new study on patent assertion entities (PAEs), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) carefully avoids the term patent troll while finding that “Litigation” PAEs account for 96 percent of patent…more

Trader Joe's May Pursue Trademark Case Against Canadian Resller

An appellate court found that Trader Joe’s may proceed with a trademark case in the United States against a Canadian citizen for trademark infringement in Canada. Michael Hallatt buys Trader Joe’s Company products in the…more

Did Scrapbook Reveal KFC Trade Secret Recipe?

(August 28, 2016) Did the nephew of Col. Sanders just give away the family secret 11 herbs and spices used in the KFC recipe? That’s what the Chicago Tribune thinks. A reporter says 67-year-old Joe Ledington showed him a…more

Where’s the Beef? Court Finds Burger Ad Not Copyrightable

Culver may have had a cow over Steak n Shake’s copycat television commercial, but a federal judge found the original commercial lacked “the necessary modicum of creativity to give rise to copyright protection” required for a…more

Trademark Suit Out of Sync with Copyright Infringement

A karaoke track distributor’s attempt to claim trademark infringement for what really was copyright infringement hit a sour note with the Seventh Circuit. Phoenix Entertainment Partners, formerly Slep-Tone, distributes…more
| Learns Too Late That Facebook Must OK Promotion First

Even if you get permission from Facebook users to use their pages to send messages promoting your website, you still need Facebook’s permission. If Facebook doesn’t approve, you may be liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse…more

Burning Man Festival Bus-Galleon Fails VARA Visual Art Test

A school bus turned into a 16th-century Spanish galleon at the Burning Man Festival may be art, but its destruction is not a violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA). The Ninth Circuit affirmed that La Contessa is…more

LA Court Sings Different Madonna Copyright Tune Than Nashville

If you are going to sample notes from a sound recording, do it in LA not Nashville to avoid an infringement claim. The Ninth Circuit found no copyright infringement with Madonna’s recording of Vogue because the song’s use of…more

NTIA Publishes Best Privacy Practices for Drone Operators

Privacy policies for commercial and private unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) operators have been proposed by the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA). NTIA said the best practices “are meant…more

Court Needs More Facts to Resolve Hyson Trademark Food Fight

The pleading stage is too early to resolve the food fight between two companies named Hyson over the Hyson trademark, the Seventh Circuit found. The issue is whether Hyson USA, Inc., the owner of a design mark for Hyson USA,…more

Illinois Office Holders Have Defamation Immunity But Citizens Don’t

Illinois office holders have absolute immunity to defame citizens who criticize their official duties, but the reverse is not true. The Seventh Circuit reversed the trial court and granted summary judgment for Cook County…more

FTC Requests Info on Smart Device Security Updates

Smart device manufactures must explain to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) how they decide when to make security updates to address vulnerabilities in their devices. The FTC wants to more fully understand the policies,…more
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