Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
It’s that time of year again. The fishing opener in Minnesota is upon us this coming Saturday, so Rapala is sporting its new billboard advertisement....more
Kmart recently unveiled a brand new advertisement that’s about as subtle as a shovel to the face. While some have described it as juvenile or immature, I can’t help but chuckle everytime I see or hear it. Maybe that says...more
Google has revised its AdWords trade mark policy which is currently in place in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea and Brazil and these changes will come into effect on 23 April 2013. From...more
Each direct selling company has its own rules about what distributors can say and do on the internet. It is common for MLM companies to closely guard their trademark(s) and the company has the right to regulate the usage of...more
If you work with startups as I do, one of the first issues is choosing the company or product name.
I have worked with countless marketing companies that advised their clients to “be descriptive” when selecting the...more
Legal issues - Same as before but new platforms
– Entity use of social media
– Pathways to Legal Liability or Risk:
Defamation, Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Advertising, Privacy, and...more
With the "Super Bowl" coming up in February, it's time for a reminder that the term "Super Bowl" is a trademark owned by the NFL and licensed to advertisers and the network that carries the game....more
You don't see a trademark infringement action in the Business Court every day, let alone a TRO decision, but a case with both came along last Friday in SCI Carolina Funeral Services, LLC v. McEwen Ellington Funeral Services,...more
There were no significant decisions of the Supreme Court related to coverage this past quarter. The Courts of Appeal have provided us with several more decisions on contribution and subrogation. The following are brief...more
In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more
In this issue:
- FTC Amends Appliance Labeling Rule
- What Does “As Seen On TV” Mean, Anyway?
- Color or Colour? Color Trademarks Treated Differently in US and EU
- FTC COPPA Rule Updates Take...more
Lately it seems like every aspect of advertising and marketing targeting the military is ripe for generating positive public relations in the name of consumer protection. In a new and aggressive move, in December, the...more
Anheuser-Busch and William Grant & Sons are reacting to the inclusion of their brands in the hit movie “Flight” starring Denzel Washington, which was released in theatres in early November and earned $25 million dollars in...more
Rosetta Stone and Google have agreed to dismiss a three-year-old trademark infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia and “to meaningfully collaborate to combat online ads for counterfeit goods and prevent the...more
Six months after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, the parties issued a joint statement today announcing...more
The Internet is connecting workers, markets, advertisers and contractors from all around the world. We are on Skype, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook nearly every day visiting with clients and friends worldwide. One of the most...more
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