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Charlotte Marie Petilla Foley Hoag LLP

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Nobody does it better: puffery or false advertising?

USA - August 6 2013 A recent decision resolving an advertising dispute between Campbell Soup Company and Tropicana Products, Inc. reinforced what we know to be…

Seeing red: Second Circuit modifies Louboutin trademark registration

USA - September 5 2012 In a long-awaited decision, the Second Circuit, in a surprising twist, ordered that high-end shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s trademark registration for his signature red, lacquered outsoles be limited to designs in which such outsoles contrast in color with an adjoining upper.

Court tells Louboutin to take a hike. And he does. To the Second Circuit

USA - January 31 2012 On Tuesday, high-end shoe designer Christian Louboutin told the Second Circuit that District Court Judge Victor Marrero got it wrong when he ruled that Louboutin failed to make a preliminary showing that his hallmark red-soled shoes were entitled to trademark protection, basing that holding on the broad rule that a single color for fashion items could not be trademarked under the Lanham Act.

Tiffany update: false advertising claim rejected

USA - September 16 2010 In what would appear to be the final chapter of the battle between online giant eBay and luxury jeweler Tiffany, a Southern District of New York judge has bounced Tiffany's false advertising claim, the only claim remaining following a Second Circuit decision earlier this year.

The political parody problem

USA - September 2 2010 In a bid to win the hearts and minds of voters, lately political candidates have touted, among other things, their musical predilections.