The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is cracking down on trade associations and paid influencers regarding the adequate disclosure of paid promotions. Recently, the FTC sent warning letters to two trade groups and twelve health influencers regarding certain Instagram and TikTok posts that promoted the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame…Continue Reading FTC Cautions Trade Groups, Influencers About Paid Social Media Promotions
Social media has taken over, with social media users nearly doubling from 2.3 billion in 2016, to 4.2 billion in 2021. Social media platforms provide direct access to consumers…Continue Reading #AD: FTC Guidance on Companies’ Use of Influencers
Last summer, we posted about the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC’) new labeling rule on products that allege to be “Made in USA”, which you can read here. Last week…Continue Reading FTC Brings Complaint for False “Made in USA” Claims
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) maintains two trademark Registers: the Principal Register and the Supplemental Register. As the chart below shows, these Registers share some important commonalties…Continue Reading Trademark Registrations: The Principal Register vs. Supplemental Register
In a decision issued last month, the National Advertising Division (“NAD”) determined that the use of emojis in an advertisement is enough to constitute a claim. Stokely-Van Camp, the manufacturer…Continue Reading Think Twice Before Using That Emoji 🤯🤢😂
The U.S. Copyright Office (“USCO”) is expanding the right to repair digital devices via exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)’s rules governing access to devices and software, which…Continue Reading U.S. Copyright Office Weighs in on the Right to Repair Digital Devices
The NCAA announced that it will allow student-athletes throughout the country to profit from their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) starting on July 1, 2021, which marks a major shift…Continue Reading Name, Image and Likeness Legislation Changes College Sports
For the first time in nearly three years, the USPTO will be adjusting its fees for Trademark Registrations and for filing fees related to proceedings involving the Trademark Trial and…Continue Reading Want to Save Money? Address Your Trademark Issues Now.