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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.


November 23, 2015

Fredrikson & Byron is a proud sponsor of I AM MPLS on December 3, 2015.

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Are you sure it’s from the CEO? 5 Ways to Protect Your Company from Business Email Compromise (BEC) Crimes

October 27, 2015

Last week, a successful Minnesota company fell victim to a crime being aimed at companies with a global presence and traveling executives.

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E.U. Court Invalidates “Safe Harbor” Program: Companies Scramble for Plan B

October 8, 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union effectively invalidated the E.U. – U.S. “Safe Harbor” program in a decision released on Tuesday.

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Court Hints at Greater Copyright Protection for Artists and Designers Against Online Infringement

August 12, 2015

On May 8, 2013, Steven M. Gardner filed an action against CafePress, Inc. alleging infringement of his copyrights in four works.

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Supreme Court Ups the Ante for TTAB Cases – TTAB Cases No Longer “Litigation-Lite”

March 26, 2015

In a decision released March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court held that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) determination of likelihood of confusion in an opposition proceeding can bind federal courts in trademark infringement litigation.

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“Chicago Mix:” Generic or Trademark?

March 3, 2015

The heat is rising in a battle that pits small popcorn manufacturer Candyland, Inc. against industry giants Cornfields and Snyder’s-Lance. 

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FTC Warning to Brain and Fitness App and Software Makers: Game / App Must Remove Unscientific Claims of Memory and Mental Fitness Improvement

January 27, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has signaled its willingness to regulate and scrutinize claims of improved physical and mental fitness made by software and app makers.

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BSA’s Misleading and Unsavory Tactics in Software Audits

December 19, 2014

In this article, you will be provided a legal background on software license disputes and tips to consider in interacting with the BSA.

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Responding to Software Audits by the BSA, SIIA and Other Technology Vendors: Legal Tips and Strategy

November 21, 2014

Software audits, or inquiries by a software vendor regarding legal use of a software license, can be an intimidating experience.

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TRUSTe, Inc. Not So Trustworthy: Privacy Certification Program Pays $200,000 to Settle FTC Charge It Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications As Promised

November 20, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the for-profit privacy certification business TRUSTe, Inc. agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations of false or misleading statements regarding its Privacy Seal Program.

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