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What Will the Obama Administration and Congress Do to Advertising and Marketing?

Martin Frost, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart PC and Kenny Hulshof, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart PC, offered their insights into how tax reform, and the forthcoming debate over spending reductions is likely to evolve and impact advertising.

Venable LLP: An Overview of the FTC’s New and Improved Green Guides

Venable LLP provides an overview of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s new and improved green guidelines in this article from The Antitrust Source.

Washington Update

Dan Jaffe, group EVP, government relations, ANA, discussed key issues advertisers will face in 2013, including ad tax deductibility, online piracy and privacy, and food and beverage advertising.

Washington Update

Dan Jaffe, group EVP, government relations, ANA, discussed key issues advertisers will face in 2013, including ad tax deductibility, online piracy and privacy, and food and beverage advertising.

Davis & Gilbert LLP: FTC Finalizes New Green Guides

In this advertising alert, Davis & Gilbert LLP provides insight to marketers on the Federal Trade Commission’s new and updated Green Guides.

Venable LLP: Second Circuit Orders Win/Win for Louboutin and Yves St. Laurent

In this advertising alert, Venable LLP provides updates on a recent Second Circuit decision pertaining to the trademarked Red Sole Shoe from Christian Louboutin.

Big Challenges Ahead

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, the ad industry faces several critical areas of vulnerability. In response to ad tax threats, the ANA and other industry groups helped develop the Global Insights report, which demonstrates that advertising is a major driver of job creation in the U.S.

Davis & Gilbert LLP: Court Rejects Federal Criminal Charges Against Host of Online Poker Games

In this advertising alert, Davis & Gilbert LLP discusses the implications of a recent decision which overturned federal criminal charges against the host of an online poker gaming site.

Unanimous Supreme Court Invalidates FCC’s “Fleeting Expletives” Indecency Decisions and Denies Review of Invalidated Super Bowl Fine

This advertising alert from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decisions targeting “fleeting” broadcasts of allegedly indecent material are unconstitutional.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: Court of Appeals Strikes Down Communications Act Ban

This advertising alert from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP discusses the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to strike down the Communications Act provisions banning political and issue advertising on noncommercial broadcasting stations.

Madison & Wall: Copyright or Copywrong?

This report from Pivotal Research Group looks at the potential impact of current discussions taking place in Washington on the Cable Act of 1992.

Davis & Gilbert LLP: Study of "Up To" Claims Suggests Possible Change in FTC Standard

This advertising alert from Davis & Gilbert LLP discusses a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study of marketers’ use of the phrase “up to” in claims surrounding their products or services, and the potential new substantiation requirements that may now be necessary as a result.

Davis & Gilbert LLP: First NAD Action Involving Pinterest

This advertising alert from Davis & Gilbert LLP discusses the first action of the Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division (NAD) involving social media site Pinterest.

Made in U.S.A.: Ready for a Change?

This article from Venable LLP examines the effects of Made in U.S.A. (MIU) policy as it pertains to advertisers and producers of goods, inclusive of the history, application and revision of MIU standards, and visibility of the current standards in today's marketplace.

Venable LLP: Gift Card Sellers Take Note

In this alert, Venable provides updates to marketers on several recent developments in the gift card industry which may affect business strategies.

Washington Update

Dan Jaffe, group EVP, government relations, ANA, discussed the latest issues in Washington regarding ad taxes, food advertising to children, ICANN’s proposed top-level domain (TLD) program, and online piracy best practices.

Copyright Termination Rights Create Quandaries For Music Licensees

This Advertising Alert from Davis & Gilbert LLP discusses the potential pitfalls licensees of music may face due to a provision of the Copyright Act of 1976 that permits authors of copyrighted works to reclaim ownership of the works after 35 years.

Golan v. Holder and Controversial New Efforts to Update IP Law for the Internet Age

This legal advisory from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP details the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Golan v. Holder to uphold a controversial statute which restores U.S. copyright protection to foreign works which were previously held in the public domain.

Groupon Settles “Expiration Date” Claims for $8.5 Million

This Advertising Alert from Davis & Gilbert LLP discusses Groupon’s recent agreement to pay $8.5 million to settle dozens of lawsuits alleging that the company marketed and sold vouchers with illegal expiration dates.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Simplifies Credit Card Agreements with Consumer Insights

Neil Parker, chief strategy officer, Co Collective, and Mark Egerman, policy analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), discussed how consumer insights led to the simplified credit card agreement unveiled by the government in late 2011.

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