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Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
When a production company and a director decide to work together, it's often after many months of discussions about the work, the director's hopes for his or her career, and the production company's plans on how the director's work is going to be promoted. Once they are finally ready to move...
Friday, Sep. 22, 2006
Alka-Seltzer recently launched a remake of its famous "Try it, you'll like it" commercial from the 1970s. The new commercial takes the old favorite about a restaurant patron who was encouraged by the waiter to eat--"try it, you'll like it"--and updates it with "My Life on the D-List" star Kathy...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2006
Reacting to consumers' concerns about issues such as unemployment, the trade deficit, and world events, advertisers often want to market their products as having been "Made in the USA." If you're planning to make patriotic claims for one of your clients, it's important that you understand Federal...
Thursday, Jun. 8, 2006
If your kids are overweight, there are people who say that the food companies and their advertising are (at least in part) to blame. Some have even argued that the government should restrict, or even ban, the marketing of food to children. Childhood obesity has become a serious public health...
Thursday, Apr. 6, 2006
Legalease: Food For Thought
The National Advertising Division recently told Dr. Pepper Seven Up, Inc. that advertising for its 7UP PLUS soda, which is made with real fruit juice, was misleading because of the real fruit that was shown. The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus ("NAD") is the...
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005
Direct-to-consumer ("DTC") prescription drug advertising has been the subject of a great deal of criticism lately. Critics say that all of the money that drug companies are spending on DTC advertising is leading to higher prescription drug costs for consumers. They say that the advertising causes...
Friday, Sep. 9, 2005
When developing advertising concepts, creatives get their inspiration from many sources. But when the inspiration comes from other creative works, such as a preexisting photograph or television show, there's a risk that you may infringe upon the original creator's rights. A recent decision by a...
Friday, Jul. 15, 2005
Last month's LegalEase discussed some of the mistakes that directors make when joining a production company. When negotiating with directors, production companies can make many missteps as well. There's tough competition to bring on -- and retain -- high billing directors. There's lots of risk when...