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Michael Jordan secures victory in 7th Circuit right of publicity ruling

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

On February 19, 2014, the 7th Circuit held that Jewel Foods Store, Inc.'s use of Michael Jordan's name and number in a congratulatory ad that also

Warner Bros. wins case against A.V.E.L.A., Inc. over use of certain film characters

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

In an interesting case involving The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and "Tom & Jerry," the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("A.V.E.L.A.") infringed on Warner Bros. copyrighted materials

Facebook revises platform policies to prohibit “like-gating” apps

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

Facebook's Platform Policies currently permit advertisers to incentivize a Facebook user to take certain actions, including liking the advertiser's

New York attorney general issues five best practices for transparent cause marketing

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2012

In connection with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Attorney General recently issued best practices for companies that may conduct "cause marketing" campaigns promotions where it is advertised that the purchase or use of the advertiser's product will benefit a charity

Oksana Baiul files right of publicity claim against NBC

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2013

Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul filed a right of publicity claim against NBC Universal alleging that the network publicized her as a headliner in

NAD evaluates Hefty’s “2X Stronger Seal” claims

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2012

Following a challenge by S.C. Johnson, maker of the Ziploc line of storage and freezer bags, the NAD determined certain quantified claims made by Hefty about its Slider bags were relevant to consumers but not adequately substantiated

What we can learn from the FTC native advertising workshop and the ASME and IAB guidelines

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2014

Native advertisinga short-hand term for the blending of advertisements with news, entertainment, and other editorial contentcomes in a

Council of Better Business Bureaus announces uniform nutrition guidelines for food marketed to children

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

The Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, a program of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, recently announced comprehensive, uniform nutrition guidelines that will govern advertising of food products to children

Olympic and FIFA trademark rights aggressively enforced

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • November 13 2013

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games just three months away, it is important to remember that the unauthorized commercial use of any Olympic

Company sues Justin Bieber over company's "joustin' beaver" app

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 29 2012

RC3, Inc., a mobile application development company, created "Joustin' Beaver," a mobile application available for download on smartphones and tablets