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Advertising Law Blog

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.

Showing 15 posts from June 2012.

FTC Announces Public Workshop on Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in Pet Medication Industry

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. Read More ›

FTC Files Complaint Against Wyndham Hotels For Failure to Protect Consumers' Personal Information

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. Read More ›

NYLJ Cites Smith on Mediation Trends

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." Read More ›

William R. MacDonald Joins Olshan

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. Read More ›

Class Action Suit Claims Starbucks Failed to Disclose Food Dyed With Bugs

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. Read More ›

The Importance of a Writing

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. Read More ›

Humphrey Bogart and the Trenchcoat

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.  Read More ›

Hermès Wins $100 Million Judgment Against Websites in Counterfeiting Suit

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. Read More ›

George Clooney and Julia Roberts Sue For Unauthorized Use of Their Names and Images

 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. Read More ›

New Domain Names for Global NGO Community

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. Read More ›

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