• 05.17.12

    PMA To Be Represented by Manatt Partner Linda Goldstein on FTC Panel

    On May 30, Manatt’s Linda Goldstein, Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Division, will represent the Promotion Marketing Association at the Federal Trade Commission’s one-day public workshop to consider the need for new guidance for online advertisers about making ...

  • 05.10.12

    Class Certified in Abercrombie & Fitch Gift Card Case

    On March 7, 2012, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois certified a class action lawsuit against popular clothing retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch, alleging that it engaged in deceptive marketing tactics with respect to a promotional holiday gift card.

  • 05.07.12

    Manatt Attorneys Take Center Stage at Leading Industry Events

    The International Trademark Association’s annual meeting brings together more than 9,000 intellectual property professionals, who will explore cutting-edge issues involving trademark law and will discuss strategies to help companies protect their brands.

  • 05.04.12

    Manatt Expands Intellectual Property Practice in New York

    Manatt is pleased to welcome Mark I. Peroff and Darren W. Saunders to the firm.

  • 04.27.12

    Duracell Battery Class Action Lawsuit

    A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Duracell and its parent corporation, Procter & Gamble (P&G), alleging violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law.

  • 04.20.12

    Do Not Track Is a Hot Issue With Technology Companies, Including Yahoo

    Yahoo is the latest company to jump on the “do not track” bandwagon by announcing plans to implement privacy protections across its global network in the upcoming months.

  • 04.12.12

    FTC Settles with RockYou for Alleged Privacy Violations

    The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with online gaming company RockYou, which allegedly failed to maintain data security for its users and violated provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

  • 04.05.12

    E=mc2, or the Publicity Rights of Albert Einstein

    After an image of Albert Einstein appeared in an ad in People magazine’s 2009 Sexiest Man Alive edition, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem filed suit alleging infringement of publicity rights.

  • 03.30.12

    A Poor Trade: FTC Settles with Car Dealers Over Trade-Ins

    The Federal Trade Commission has reached settlements with five national car dealers that allegedly deceived consumers with ads about car trade-ins.

  • 03.14.12

    Battle Over “Coach” Needs a Ref

    In a trademark dispute between handbag manufacturer Coach and Triumph Learning, an educational materials publisher, the Federal Circuit found that Coach’s brand was not diluted by the publisher’s use of “Coach” marks for educational materials.



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