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Dear Fashion Santa, Let Me Explain…

We only want one thing for Christmas this year: clear and unambiguous terms for ownership of intellectual property. We know you’ll understand after the year you’ve been having. #FashionSanta was the social media sensation of the 2015 holiday season. Children and adults alike (including Canada’s continue reading...

Friends, Family and High Blood Pressure – FTC Takes Action Against Undisclosed Family Reviews and Unsubstantiated Claims for Mobile Health App

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s significant enforcement efforts focused on two hot button issues: unsubstantiated health marketing claims and deceptive product endorsements.  Once again, both came together in a Complaint and Settlement announced by the agency on December 12, 2016. The continue reading...

Sound Marks in China

A sound mark can be registered in China since May 1, 2014. According to a draft Standard of Examination issued by the Chinese Trademark Office, a sound mark can consist of a musical or non-musical sound, or a combination of both.  Non-musical sound includes natural continue reading...