For plaintiffs concerned that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 19, 2015 decision in Brown v. GNC Corp. signaled the muscling in of a stricter new pleading standard for false advertising class actions nationwide, a...more
Earlier today, FDA finalized the first set of major rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – regulations addressing current good manufacturing practice (CGMP), hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive...more
To the consternation of many, California law has long imposed a “Made in the U.S.A.” standard that has been more stringent than the federal standard, requiring manufacturers of all types who wanted to make a country of origin...more
It’s summertime, and for many of us that means buying and applying sunscreen. Lots of it. Indeed, when selecting sunscreen rated at, say, SPF 30, we rely on national standards promulgated by the FDA. It thus comes as no...more
With the continued implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, the FDA has been paying particular attention to the ingredients listed on the Nutrition Facts Panels on food products. As a result, last year the FDA...more
FDA publishes an advance notice of proposed rulemaking for products containing liquid nicotine.
On July 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to obtain...more
Large or small, every life science or medical technology company will eventually have to deal with a products liability claim or event. A lack of adequate planning for such an occurrence can result in damage to the brand,...more
California bill to require warning labels on sugary drinks dies in committee.
On April 29, a bill that would have required warning labels on sugary soft drinks failed to move forward in the California legislature. The...more
Last year, we wrote about legislative efforts on Capitol Hill to require the CPSC to implement a rule requiring childproof packaging for liquid nicotine containers. Liquid nicotine typically refills the vials for...more
On July 10, 2014, Plastics News reported that Tetra Pak Inc. (Tetra Pak) is launching a new campaign to promote the importance of responsible material sourcing in the consumer products goods industry. Dubbed "Moving To The...more
Killer packaging is a good thing. It can increase sales and establish a stronger emotional bond between the consumer and the product brand. The current packaging of Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps pretzel crackers might...more
This client alert looks at the impact of a new drug driving offence in the UK which will come into effect during 2014 as part of The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (the “CCA 2013”). It is relevant for UK Marketing Authorisation...more
I come bearing breaking legal news from the Land Down Under, specifically, New Zealand. It appears that Coca-Cola recently suffered a small setback in its quest for world domination. Those of you familiar with...more
The Downfall of a “Stacked” Wine -
Stacked Wines, LLC makes individually-packaged glasses of wine that vertically stack to form one full bottle of wine.
Stacked Wines sought to register the mark STACKED in the...more
Like most holidays, the Fourth of July is inextricably linked with childhood memories, the smell of amazing food, time with family, and yes, even brands and trademarks. While logos and brand names for marshmallows and hot...more
What an honor it was to be part of the 2013 Dieline Package Design conference at HOW Design Live, last week in San Francisco, thanks again for the opportunity Andrew!...more
Earlier this month, we asked whether [yo]gurt(lab) has an inherently distinctive interior restaurant environment?
This week, we’re focused on product packaging, and ask whether Spine Vodka has enough meat on the bones...more
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