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Supreme Court Rules Ban on ‘Immoral or Scandalous’ Trademarks Unconstitutional

USA - June 28 2019 On Monday, the Supreme Court held that the ban on “immoral or scandalous” trademarks was unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Court found...

Ricardo Fischer.

Copyright Office Urges Federal Publicity Rights for Moral Rights Protection

USA - June 6 2019 The US Copyright Office recently considered a federal right of publicity law which, if enacted, would help to create a rule that can be applied more...

Sarah L. Bruno, Eva J. Pulliam.

New York Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

USA - June 3 2019 We previously reported that several jurisdictions, including Boston and Chicago, have restricted the ability of retail stores to provide single-use...

Matthew R. Mills, Eva J. Pulliam.

FTC Acts Against Deceptive Crowdfunding Scheme

USA - May 30 2019 The FTC recently filed claims against Douglas Monahan for operating four crowdfunding schemes in which consumers were told their contributions were...

Sarah L. Bruno, Daniel B. Jasnow.

FTC Continues Its Aggressive Enforcement of Negative Option Offers

USA - May 9 2019 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is showing no signs of backing off its aggressive enforcement of online negative option offers after filing a...

Matthew R. Mills, Sarah L. Bruno, Eva J. Pulliam, Daniel B. Jasnow.