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Kimberly-Clark Corp. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
Defended DuPont and obtained favorable settlement of false advertising litigation pertaining to flammability characteristics of surgical more Featured
Georgia-Pacific Corp. v. The Procter & Gamble Co.
Successfully represented Georgia-Pacific in the expedited arbitration of a case involving false advertising claims in its competitor’s more Featured
Dan River, Inc. v. ALS Enterprises, Inc.
Represented Dan River Inc. in declaratory judgment action against ALS arising out of alleged false advertising claims.  After extensive more Featured
Generated content contest aligned with Super Bowl for well-known job search and career management Internet site *
Advised well-known job search and career management Internet site on all sweepstakes, contest, and copyright/user generated content law aspects of more Featured
Right of Publicity/Copyright/Parody advice for Source Marketing Group *
Advised Source Marketing Group on intellectual property issues related to proposed advertising campaign using parodies of current and old movie and more Featured
Right of Publicity litigation on behalf of Russian comedian 
Represented Russian comedian, Evgeni Petrosyan, against satellite television broadcaster for unlicensed use of image in advertising campaign; secured  more Featured
Comparative advertising claims for PepsiCo and Gatorade®
Represented Stokely-Van Camp Inc., the owner and manufacturer of the famous Gatorade® brand and a wholly-owned subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., in more Featured
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. The Procter & Gamble Company
Represented Georgia-Pacific in false advertising litigation against major competitor. Successfully settled prior to preliminary injunction hearing. Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. The Procter & Gamble Company more Featured
NAD proceeding for a leading manufacturer of erosion control products
Represented a leading manufacturer of erosion control products in proceedings before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council for more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for Weather Group Television
Provides brand management and portfolio maintenance, advice, licensing, litigation and other assistance in connection with trademarks, copyrights, more
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
We are outside IP counsel to this company, which is the world's largest manufacturer of socks under such well-known brands as POLO, RALPH LAUREN, HOT  more
Intellectual property portfolio management services for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie more
Development of SMS text message policy for retail clothing company
Represented international retail clothing brand development of SMS text message marketing program. more
Advertising claims against TyraTech, Inc., maker of Vamousse Lice Solution
Represented TyraTech, Inc., maker of the Vamousse line of pesticide free head lice solution products, at the NAD against a competitor challenging more
Planned advertising campaign advice *
Advised advertisers as to significance of recent advertising cases for their existing and planned advertising campaigns. more
Event marketing promotion advice for client *
Advised agency on appropriate processes and procedures for event marketing promotion. more
Advertising agreement for advertising agency *
Represented advertising agency in negotiations with international mobile phone carrier. more
Trademark and advertising counseling for Butterball LLC
The firm serves as trademark and advertising counsel for Butterball LLC.  We provide marketing and advertising advice and counsel and enforce its more
Copyright infringement defense for media publisher *
Represented media publisher defending claims of copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation. more
NASCAR sponsorship negotiation for drug manufacturer *
Represented over the counter drug manufacturer in negotiation of NASCAR sponsorship agreement. more
Advertising and warranty advice
Advised light bulb manufacturer in the creation of a warranty and advertising that was in compliance with FTC light bulb regulations and the more
Privacy advice for telecommunications giant
Advise global telecommunications leader about FTC privacy regulations and the COPPA Rule specifically. more
Privacy issues related to internet social media providers *
Represented in an advisory capacity an Internet network advertising agency specializing in social media, specifically advised company on privacy more
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and  more
O'Brien v. Hasbro Inc.
Defended Hasbro in a putative class action brought on behalf of all California purchasers of a Tinkertoy set. The Plaintiff alleged that Hasbro more
In re Qunol Liquid Labeling Litigation
Represented a manufacturer of a liquid and tablet herbal supplement in a false advertising class action. We successfully opposed certification of the  more
Promotional contract negotiations for JA Apparel Corp.
Drafted the "Welcome Home Joe” licensing and promotional contract among our client JA Apparel Corp. and with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America  more Case Study
In re Yahoo! litigation
Represented Yahoo! in a national class action case for false advertising, breach of contract and unfair competition. The plaintiffs sought to certify  more
Advertising counsel to well-known travel accommodations website
Advise leader in the discount travel industry on copyright, trademark, and right of publicity issues in on-air commercial advertising and represent more
Advertising counseling
Advises various clients on potential risks associated with planned and extant print, television, and online advertising campaigns. more
False and misleading advertising action for a Fortune 200 consumer goods company
Represented a Fortune 200 consumer goods company in a suit for false and misleading advertising and successfully enjoined a print more
Resolved copyright infringement and false advertising dispute
Successfully represented major medical supply company in forcing competitor to cease advertising that included false and/or unsubstantiated claims more
International advertising advice
Advised global supplier of medical devices on the privacy and advertising laws of various foreign countries in preparation for global marketing more
Sweepstakes promotion advice
Advised marketing agency on all fifty states’ regulations governing a sweepstakes promotions by wine and spirits distributors. more
Trademark litigation for Internet auction website *
Represented Internet auction website in defense of claims for fraudulent sales of branded merchandise by brand advertisers. more
Trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters for Huddle House Inc.
Represents Huddle House Inc. in trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters, including, litigation before federal district courts more
Sweepstakes advice for medical supply company
Advise medical supply company on the applicability of state “Gift Ban” regulations to sweepstakes promotions targeting medical professionals. more
Using landmarks in advertising
Advise advertising agency on the potential laws that are implicated by use of landmarks and in advertising. more
Checkmate Strategic Group Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc.; Lane's Gifts LLC v. Yahoo! Inc.
Represented Yahoo! in competing national class actions, one filed in state court in Arkansas and a second in the Central District of California, more
Online fantasy sports games advice for leading fantasy sports games website operator
Advised operator of an online, pay-to-play, short-duration fantasy sports games on the relevant federal and state laws, and the level of risk more
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC v. Bridgestone Americas, Inc., et al.
Represented SCEA in a Lanham Act, unfair competition, misappropriation and tortious interference action involving SCEA's fictional character used to

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Survey for AT&T AdWorks
Prepared for media platform a 50 states survey on the laws and regulations governing the acceptance of political advertisements, from candidates, more
False advertising case for a regional telecommunications company against a national Internet service provider *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding false advertising case against a national Internet service provider. more
Unfair and deceptive trade practice defense for Internet marketer *
Defended Internet marketer and Web hosting company from fraudulent advertising practices and unfair and deceptive trade practice allegations by state  more
Resolved false advertising dispute for leading discount travel website
Successfully defended one of the largest discount travel website's on the Internet in a claim for false advertisement and trademark infringement. The  more
Advertising claims against Suncore Products LLC
Successfully represented Suncore Products LLC ("Suncore") in separate investigations by the National Advertising Division ("NAD") and the Children’s more
Advertising claims for consumer health and beauty, and home goods manufacturers *
Defended and brought various advertising claims for major consumer health and beauty manufacturers and home goods manufacturers before the National more

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Right of Publicity/Copyright/Parody advice for Source Marketing Group
Advised Source Marketing Group on intellectual property issues related to proposed advertising campaign using parodies of current and old movie and more
NAD proceeding for a leading manufacturer of erosion control products
Represented a leading manufacturer of erosion control products in proceedings before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council for more
Right of Publicity litigation on behalf of Russian comedian
Represented Russian comedian, Evgeni Petrosyan, against satellite television broadcaster for unlicensed use of image in advertising campaign; secured more
Dan River, Inc. v. ALS Enterprises, Inc.
Represented Dan River Inc. in declaratory judgment action against ALS arising out of alleged false advertising claims.  After extensive more

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