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Elmo Needs a Hug: Sesame Workshop Loses its Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in Trademark Infringement Case

USA - June 8 2018 Last month, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that owns the famous children’s television show Sesame Street, filed a lawsuit against STX…

COPPA Revisited: The Do Not Track Kids Act of 2018 Provides a Glimpse into What Lawmakers Could Do to Ground Services with Large Teen Customer Bases

USA - June 7 2018 In enacting the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Congress determined that the safeguards built into the statute should apply only to children…

Mobile Phone Maker Reaches Settlement with FTC Over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims

USA - May 29 2018 Mobile phone manufacturer Blue Products, Inc. and its co-owner and President, Samuel Ohev-Zion (collectively, “BLU”), reached a settlement with the…

ANA Urges Marketers to Help Fight California Data Privacy Measure

USA - May 23 2018 The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) is working with the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad range of companies and industry groups to…

YouTube Accused of Violating COPPA in FTC Petition

USA - May 22 2018 Parking your child with a tablet and the LittleBabyBum YouTube channel may not be as kid-friendly as it seems, a group of consumer advocacy groups…

A Straight-up Victory for States Rights in Regulating Sports Betting

USA - May 15 2018 On May 14, 2018 the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. This decision…

Judge Dismisses Some Country of Origin Claims Against Guinness Beer

USA - May 7 2018 In January 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts against Guinness beer for misrepresenting that Guinness Extra Stout was brewed in…

Brexit and Copyright Law

European Union, United Kingdom - April 30 2018 At the end of March the European Commission issued a “Notice to Stakeholders. Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules in the Field of Copyright…

The Sapin Decree on digital advertising services has come into force. It nevertheless raises several questions regarding its implementation.

France - April 30 2018 The much-awaited Decree No. 2017-159 of February 9, 2017 on digital advertising services (the “Sapin Decree”) has entered into force as of January 1…

Monkey See, Monkey Selfie, No Copyright

USA - April 26 2018 In 2016, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (“PETA”) brought an action on behalf of Naruto, a Crested Macaque residing in Indonesia. PETA…