Tag Archive: misleading

Since its release in March, 2013, “.com Disclosures” is the new hot read among ad law geeks and insomniacs, but it should be on the desk of every mobile and digital marketing executive in America. The FTC is taking the hard line when it comes to disclosures on electronic and tiny screens, and failure to …

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The TTAB recently released a non-precedential opinion cancelling registration of this mark, and rejecting registrant’s parody defense. Where will this opinion fall in the lineup of parody cases? The opinion arose out of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation’s cancellation proceeding against Thread Pit, Inc.’s registration of the above-referenced mark in connection with t-shirts and collared polo …

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In Williams v. Gerber Prods. Co., 523 F.3d 934 (9th Cir. Cal. 2008), a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Court” or “Court of Appeals”), in a published opinion, reversed the judgment of the District Court, and found, under California law, Plaintiffs could proceed with their case against Gerber …

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