Two Minnesota men from Cottonwood County, Minnesota, have been charged with defrauding grain buyers, to the staggering amount of $46 million. James Clayton Wolf, 65, and Adam Clifford Olson, 45Continue Reading $46 Million Organic Grain Fraud Scheme Originated in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
All I Want For Christmas Is…A Trademark?
When November 1st hits, you can almost guarantee that you will start hearing familiar Christmas songs, one of which being Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” The song…Continue Reading All I Want For Christmas Is…A Trademark?
The FTC is Strictly Enforcing Its “Made In USA” Labeling Rule
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed suit against Electrowarmth Products, LLC and its owner, Daniel W. Grindle alleging that they falsely claimed some of their products were made in…Continue Reading The FTC is Strictly Enforcing Its “Made In USA” Labeling Rule
#AD: FTC Guidance on Companies’ Use of Influencers
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,…
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FTC Brings Complaint for False “Made in USA” Claims
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,…
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Trademark Registrations: The Principal Register vs. Supplemental Register
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…
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Think Twice Before Using That Emoji 🤯🤢😂
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…
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U.S. Copyright Office Weighs in on the Right to Repair Digital Devices
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…
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Is it Actually “Made in USA”?
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a new rule to prevent “Made in USA” labels from being used fraudulently. This new rule codifies the FTC’s policy which requires products…
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Name, Image and Likeness Legislation Changes College Sports
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…
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