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Reed Smith (Worldwide)
By virtue of the French "Sapin" law of January 29, 1993, France has become one of the most transparency-regulated media market in the world and remains so today.
Reed Smith
A Wisconsin federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last month against a Wisconsin creamery for their use of the "Irishgold" Irish butter trademark and associated packaging.
Reed Smith
Last month, snack food company Snyder's-Lance filed a declaratory judgment action in North Carolina against Amplify Snack Brands and its SkinnyPop popcorn.
Thompson Coburn LLP
By one account, Bill O'Reilly's news website includes long quotations from other news organizations, including the mainstream news organizations he often criticizes.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In a follow up to a lawsuit we previously reported on, a California District Court ruled on summary judgment that a horseracing-based fantasy sports game constitutes illegal wagering.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Facebook has made a significant update to its terms on posting sponsored or "branded" content on its platform.
Miles & Stockbridge
Yesterday, it was reported by the Bleacher Report that Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star, Lebron James, was displeased with the fact that a brewer located in the Cleveland, Ohio area...
Reed Smith
On May 18, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) released a critical study under a joint initiative led by Ad/Fin in cooperation with the ANA, the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA), and Ebiquity.
Reed Smith
The revised Modernizing Government Technology Act (HR 2227) passed the House by voice vote May 17. Identical legislation already has been introduced in the Senate by Sens. Gerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.),
Reed Smith
CarSure, LLC, a Texas-based aftermarket automotive warranty seller, faces a lawsuit brought by a group of Wisconsin car owners who claim that the company violated the Driver's Privacy Protection Act ("DPPA") by purchasing the motor vehicle records of Wisconsin car owners from third-party data suppliers.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A nice overview of the rules on researching jurors' social media accounts in various jurisdictions from Law.com.
Reed Smith
Last week a class action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. The plaintiffs asserted that Vitamin Shoppe misled consumers and made scientifically inaccurate claims with regard to its garcinia cambogia weight loss supplement in violation of California's unfair competition law, false advertising law, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
Womble Carlyle
The next window for new FM translator licenses should be announced soon, and chances are, the FCC won't have any shortage of applicants.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
A federal district court sustained the validity of the FTC's informal opinion letter that brings telemarketing calls that utilize soundboard technology within the purview of the TSR and rejected...
Farella Braun & Martel
A dispute in California federal court over whether Google must turn over documents stored overseas in response to a search warrant may have major implications for white collar practitioners and their clients.
Reed Smith
Although the spotlight is usually on unwanted phone calls and text messages when it comes to class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a recent settlement over the sending of faxes is a reminder to advertisers that all communications should be scrutinized for compliance.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A practice more often found in foreign professional sports has recently made its way to the U.S.: naming rights for leagues and teams. Back in February, the NBA signed an entitlement deal...
Reed Smith
A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material.
Womble Carlyle
The subject of child pornography laws evokes strong reactions, for obvious reasons. One Arizona radio station owner finds himself in the middle of a firestorm when he weighed in on the subject ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Sports gambling is going to be legal. We might as well embrace it and become part of the solution, rather than fight it. It's in everyone's best interests for it to be above-board."
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On March 7, 2017, the U.S. DOJ, the Treasury Department's OFAC, and the Commerce Department's BIS together levied the largest ever export and sanctions related penalty against...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Last week, the apparel company Sunny Co Clothing launched an Instagram promotion promising to give away the red swimsuit below for free (except for shipping and handling costs)...
Reed Smith
A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material.
Sedgwick LLP
Depending on the source, between one half to two-thirds of adults in the United States take a dietary supplement of some kind every day.
McDermott Will & Emery
In mid-April, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent out 90 letters to advertisers, celebrity endorsers and influencers who use their fame and the power of digital advertising to help promote products.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
One of the most significant legal concerns for Internet service providers is the risk of exposure to liability for the copyright infringements of their users. The concern is not unreasonable.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The current standard embraced by virtually all UDRP cases — that the claimant must show commercial use of her personal name to succeed — is simply too stringent.
Reed Smith
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent more than 90 letters to social media influencers and advertisers, reiterating the need for influencers to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose their relationships with brands in social media posts.
Davis & Gilbert
If you don't like being retargeted by an online retailer, click the AdChoices icon and opt out of the provider who is retargeting you.
Reed Smith
Last week, a D.C. District Court declined to find the Federal Trade Commission's decision to extend robocalling restrictions to telemarketing calls that use "soundboard" technology unconstitutional or in violation of any procedural rules.
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