• 08.02.18

    Appellate Courts Pass on Embedded Link, Publicity Rights Cases

    In appellate news, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declined to consider a high-profile copyright case involving embedded links while the California Supreme Court passed on actress Olivia de Havilland’s publicity rights challenge to an FX television show.

  • 07.26.18

    Bedding Company Files Trademark Suit Against Amazon

    Amazon infringed on Comphy’s trademark by posting results for “inferior third-party sheets” when consumers searched for terms like “comph” and “comphy” on the Amazon site, according to a new Illinois federal court complaint.

  • 07.26.18

    CARU Has a Song of Modification for Karaoke App

    A karaoke app should modify its privacy practices to achieve compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Children’s Advertising Review Unit’s (CARU) guidelines, the self-regulatory body has recommended.

  • 07.26.18

    New York Court Gets Fresh With Juicemaker

    A New York federal court judge narrowed the scope of a consumer class action brought against Whole Foods and Freshbev over a line of juices marketed as “fresh.”

  • 07.26.18

    Lack of Disclosures Remains Problematic for Social Media Influencers

    A new class action charges brands with paying social media influencers to promote their products while failing to ensure appropriate disclosures were made.

  • 07.18.18

    Probiotic Claims Not Making NAD Feel Better

    After considering claims made by i-Health Inc. for its Culturelle probiotic supplements, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that the company discontinue television and online advertising as well as product packaging.

  • 07.18.18

    Pizza Chain Delivers Advertising Challenge

    A cease and desist letter from Domino’s Pizza hasn’t deterred a small pizza chain from continuing to challenge the national company in its advertising.

  • 07.18.18

    California Supreme Court Gives Yelp a Positive Review

    In a closely watched case, a divided California Supreme Court ruled that a court order directing Yelp to remove defamatory posts violated section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).

  • 07.18.18

    Court Orders USPS to Put $3.5M Check in the Mail

    In what could turn out to be one of the most expensive copyright mistakes ever, the U.S. Postal Service will pay a sculptor more than $3.5 million in royalties after accidentally using an image of his art on a popular stamp.

  • 07.18.18

    Update: Another Green Coffee Bean Class Action Settles

    As reported in the July 5, 2018, issue of Advertising Law, the media defendants in a consumer class action, including television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, reached a $5.25 million deal in the latest legal action involving false advertising claims made for green coffee bean dietary supplements ...



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