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Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

To keep our innovative clients apprised of the legal developments that can affect them most, attorneys in the firm’s Technology & Data and Advertising, Marketing & Trademark groups post the latest legal cases and alerts.


Just Like the Apple Juice Your Momma Gave You?

April 10, 2018

If you sell a nicotine product and strongly deny that you market to children under age 18, you probably should not make your product look exactly like a popular children’s juice box.

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M&A Diligence Checklist: Don’t Forget Website and App Accessibility

March 23, 2018

Buying a non-accessible website may buy you a class action lawsuit.

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Tech Platforms and Website Developers Targeted in Emerging Wave of Website Accessibility Litigation

January 18, 2018

In a shift from previous tactics, blind plaintiff Juan Carlos Gil sued the underlying platform provider and website developer in his website accessibility/Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit, in addition to the specific business promoted by a particular website.

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Chicago Tribune Reports: McDonald’s, Kmart and Grubhub Settle Mobile App and Website Accessibility Discrimination Lawsuits

November 10, 2017

For companies that take substantial steps to improve accessibility the defense of “mootness” is having some success.

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Hurry, Now is the Time to Re-Register your DMCA Agent

October 25, 2017

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), service providers can obtain safe harbor protection from copyright infringement liability by, among other things, designating an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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The FTC Speaks, Instagram Listens: A New Disclosure Tool for Social Media Influencers

June 19, 2017

Instagram will soon launch a new tool to help its internet celebrities, or “influencers,” disclose when they are being paid by sponsors. 

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Harsh Consequences for Dale Chihuly After Failing to Document IP Rights with Independent Contractor

June 7, 2017

Silence can be devastating when it comes to intellectual property rights.

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3rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute – February 10, 2017

January 25, 2017

Steve Helland will present “Website Accessibility Litigation Explosion: Practical Tips from Legal and IT” at the 3rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute on February 10, 2017.

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Inside High Court Argument on Offensive Trademarks

January 25, 2017

On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lee v. Tam to decide whether the Trademark Act’s prohibition on registering “disparaging” marks violates the First Amendment.

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Top Trends in Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2017: Third Party Vendors Will Cause Data Security Incidents

January 14, 2017

Using state of the art cybersecurity controls in your IT systems will not minimize your risks of a data breach if you don’t also consider protections for your data in the hands of third parties. Do you know where your data is right now?

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