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NAD finds qualifying disclaimers insufficient to limit claims

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

The NAD recently recommended that Euro-Pro Operating LLC discontinue certain advertising claims that implied its "Shark Rocket" vacuum cleaner is

California passes new law prohibiting disparagement waivers

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2014

California recently passed AB-2365, which provides that "a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services may not

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

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

NAD recommends Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. discontinue superiority claims

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2012

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD) recently recommended Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. discontinue certain superior taste claims in advertising for Mott’s Garden Blend Vegetable Juice

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

NAD recommends goodnighties discontinue claims regarding sleepwear

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2013

Following a challenge brought before the National Advertising Division ("NAD"), Goodnighties, Inc. has agreed to discontinue certain claims regarding

Second Circuit partially vacates the district court's order in Viacom v. YouTube

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2012

In the ongoing, high-stakes case between Viacom and YouTube, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that the district court erred in granting summary judgment to YouTube on the grounds that YouTube is entitled to infringement liability protection pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA

FTC revises online advertising disclosure guidelines

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2013

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has revised its guidance on online advertising disclosures, known as the "Dot-Com Disclosure Guidelines."

NAD recommends General Mills instruct consumers to disclose receipt of gift cards in connection with social media endorsements

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2014

The National Advertising Division (NAD) recently reviewed General Mills' "Taste Off" advertising campaign, which included several taste preference