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Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
Eight YouTubers, including the creators of such channels as GlitterBombTV, Queer Kid Stuff, and Watts the Safeword, recently filed a class action complaint in the Northern District of California against YouTube and its parent company Google. The complaint alleges that YouTube discriminantly...
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
Trump Can't Block Critics From The @realDonaldTrump Twitter Account, Says The Second Circuit (and the First Amendment)
Last month, the Second Circuit held that Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked several Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account. The ruling, Knight First Amendment Inst. at Columbia Univ., et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al., affirmed a 2018 Southern...
Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
Crystal Farms Refrigerated Distribution Company sells the Diner's Choice brand of refrigerated, ready-to-eat mashed potatoes. The front label of the package includes an picture of the mashed potatoes with a pat of butter on top, along with the words "made with real butter." The packaging also...
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019
Here’s some news for brands, creators, and other entities developing nonconforming names or entertainment content. Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that FUCT and other profane, “scandalous” or “immoral” words may be registered as trademarks...
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
Vietnam Warns Brands About Advertising on YouTube; Philip Morris Suspends Influencer Marketing; NYC Sues For False Advertising
Vietnam Warns Brands About Advertising on YouTube Videos That Contain "Anti-State Propaganda"
Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communication has reached out to various companies and told them to stop advertising on YouTube videos that contain "anti-state propaganda...
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019
What do you do when a term that you are planning to use in advertising has more than one meaning? Are you responsible for false advertising if consumers misunderstand the claim? That was the one of the issues in a recent lawsuit brought against computer storage device maker Sandisk.
Monday, Jun. 3, 2019
The United States Department of Health and Human Services finalized a new rule that requires most television commercial...
Tuesday, May. 28, 2019
What does it mean when an organization endorses a company's products? What is the claim that is communicated -- and what substantiation is required? That was the issue in a recent lawsuit against ...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Google just announced changes to its policies relating to abortion-related advertising. The changes, which only apply to advertisers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, will go into effect...
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
In the few weeks since its release, Pokémon™ GO has dominated the interactive entertainment landscape. The augmented reality game has reportedly achieved more than 30 million downloads and lots of buzz. But as its popularity grows, so do questions about its legal implications - including the use...