In 2012, DISH Network announced two novel product offerings that would result in considerable backlash from the four major broadcast television networks and set in motion a three-year, wide-ranging, multi-front battle with...more
From time to time, I like to remind clients about the simple things they can do to help facilitate the network clearance process....more
In This Issue:
- FDA’s CDER, CDRH and CBER put out 2015 guidance agendas
- FDA to study limiting major risk statements in direct-toconsumer TV ads amid concern that information is getting lost on consumers...more
Now that Super Bowl XLIX is in the rear view mirror, and the New England Patriots have been duly congratulated for winning anything but a Mediocre Bowl, for those of us with no pigskin in the big game this year, it’s time to...more
Last February, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for public feedback on a proposed research study related to prescription drug television advertisements. In a notice published in the Federal Register on January 13,...more
Enforcement efforts by the Federal Trade Commission in the area of false advertising have long emphasized the importance of disclosing material facts relevant to advertising claims to ensure that messages communicated to the...more
Ofcom has published a consultation document regarding various approaches to the enforcement of scheduling of television advertising.
Both Ofcom’s own Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising (COSTA) and the...more
At the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue, a variety of legal and business issues must be considered and addressed in order to set the stage for a successful brand integration deal. In the historical...more
On this last day of the month, we are shedding almost all seriousness to stand at attention while examining some recent London taxi cab humor — from the perspective of Lloyds Pharmacy – about treating the affliction of...more
According to its press release, the German Federal High Court (“BGH”) decided on 12 December 2013 (1 ZR 192/12) that Haribo was allowed to advertise raffles in which only customers who bought specific products were allowed to...more
On 17 December 2013, Ofcom published an exchange of letters between its Chief Executive, Ed Richards, Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Guy Parker, and Chairman of the Broadcast Committee of...more
In This Issue:
..Private Antitrust Litigation in the UK
..First Decision by PTO Under America Invents Act Invalidates Business Method Patent
..September 2013: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation...more
United States v. Liu, USCA, Ninth Circuit, October 1, 2013 -
Ninth Circuit panel vacates defendant’s convictions for criminal copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit labels, holding that district court...more
There are few products more inherently boring than shampoo.
For your hair.
Yet there have been some notable efforts over the years to differentiate it, or make shampoo seem more interesting or...more
It began initially with TIVO, and has since expanded to major cable and satellite providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network (Dish). Television viewers are now able to digitally record multiple programs with the press of a...more
The 9th Circuit agrees: Fox cannot stop the Hopper…for now. At stake is the future of how we watch TV: whether DVRs can automatically remove commercials from network shows. Dish Network says yes; Fox says no. While standard...more
One of the best things about television is terrible (or terribly hilarious) infomercials showcasing American ingenuity.
Behold, one of the latest …The Air Curler®....more
By July 10, 2013, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during April, May and June...more
So, another Super Bowl is now in the books, and another collection of Super Bowl ads has aired. Next time there is a 35-minute delay resulting from a power outage, my vote is to watch more ads instead of watch and listen to...more
In This Issue:
California’s “Best Practices” for Mobile Apps Draw Criticism from Ad Groups; FTC Settles First FCRA Suit Involving Mobile Apps; Sony Settles Suit with Actor from PlayStation Ads; Court: Twitter Terms Not a...more
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