Monthly Archive: July 2005

Frosty Treats, Inc., the modern-day pied piper, tempting children with, well, frosty treats from its ice cream trucks, sued Sony Computer Entertainment for trademark infringement based upon Sony’s use of the mark FROSTY TREATS on the side of an ice cream truck in its video game “Twisted Metal.” Frosty claimed that the use of the …

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The FTC and the Department of Health and Human Services is planning a jointly sponsored workshop on Marketing, Self-Regulation, and Childhood Obesity on July 14th and 15th in Washington, D.C. The workshop will be the first of its kind and aims at bringing together the concerns and interests of the medical community, food and beverage …

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states that allow their own in-state wineries to ship wine to consumers may not bar out-of-state wineries from also selling directly to those same consumers. This is of particular significance to direct-to-consumer wineries who are too small to use wholesalers to get wider distribution. Advertising and marketing analysts …

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After a year-plus of wrangling with the FTC, Tropicana has agreed to discontinue its claim that drinking its Heart Healthy juice is guaranteed to lower bad cholesterol. The FTC alleged that many of the claims made to consumers regarding its Tropicana Orange Juice were unsubstantiated, including the claim that Tropicana had clinical evidence to support …

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