Posts from June 2012.

The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it will host a one-day public workshop on October 2, 2012, to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry.

On June 26, 2012 FTC filed suit against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries for alleged data security failures. The FTC alleges that such security failures led to three data breaches at Wyndham hotels in less than two years.

The New York Law Journal interviewed Howard J. Smith as an expert on the recent trend of mediation for resolving disputes because the parties save "time and money."

NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 -- Olshan today announced that William R. MacDonald has joined the firm as a partner in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group.

On May 25, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed against Starbucks Corp. for failing to disclose that some of its products were made with cochineal extract, a common food-coloring ingredient. Anderson v. Starbucks Corp., No. BC485438 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County, filed May 25, 2012). The suit claims that Starbucks had been selling food and drinks dyed red with an extract from pulverized beetle carcasses without disclosing it as required.

A movie-still from the final scene of Casablanca us at the heart of recently-filed lawsuits in New York and Los Angeles between Burberry and the heirs of Humphrey Bogart. 

If I pay for something, I own it, right? With most everything in the world, that is true, and it seems logical. When it comes to copyrights, however, the law and logic do not always agree.

 Two of Hollywood's hottest stars, George Clooney and Julia Roberts recently teamed up to sue Digital Projection, Inc. and Beyond Audio Inc. in California state court, for misuse of their names and images to sell expensive movie projectors and entertainment systems.

The French luxury brand Hermès has been awarded $100 million and a permanent injunction in an action against 34 websites that sold counterfeit Hermes products.

Also by Nina Krauthamer*

Applications for new .NGO and .ONG domain extensions, reserved exclusively for charities, non-profits and NGOs, may be available as early as January 2013.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has granted summary judgment in favor of the FTC and against the marketers of three get-rich-quick systems: (1) "John Beck's Free and Clear Real Estate System," (2) "John Alexander's Real Estate Riches in 14 Days" and (3) "Jeff Paul's Shortcuts to Internet Millions."

Olshan will present a webinar focusing on "What Every Business Should Know About Creating And Protecting Its Brand" on June 21, 2012, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Andrew Lustigman and Sam Ross were recognized and ranked by Chambers USA.

On May 24, 2012, the FCC issued a final rule amending its existing Truth-in-Billing rules.

Robin Singh, founder and owner of TestMasters, one of the nation's largest LSAT test preparation companies, has filed suit in California state court against David Hall and his company, Velocity Test Prep LLC, for allegedly defrauding students preparing to take the LSAT.


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