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King of Watered Down Beer?

On March 8, 2013 By Kimberly Smith

Recently, the JETLaw blog detailed Anheuser-Busch’s trademark dispute over the use of “Bud” in regions of Europe, but now the company faces a different legal dispute in the United States.  The company now faces allegations that it intentionally lowers the alcohol content of many of its beverages by using extra [...]

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A Renewed Call for Campaign-Finance Reform

On November 5, 2012 By Mike Dearington

Voters will hit the polls tomorrow ushering in the dawn of a new presidential term.  The beginning of a term brings decreased pressures and a concomitant increase in executive flexibility.  This political landscape, colored by the recent deluge of campaign advertisements, presents a ripe time to renew the discussion and proposals promoting campaign-finance reform.

Since [...]

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Martha Stewart Once Again in Trouble with the Law

On September 20, 2012 By Emily Green

Less than a decade after being convicted for obstructing justice and spending five months in jail, Martha Stewart once again faces charges–this time for allegedly selling counterfeit German knives.

The lawsuit was brought in Florida Federal Court by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid, a German trade association that [...]

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Facebook has a message for any of its users considering a lawsuit against the company: tread lightly, because Facebook never forgets.  Since a user’s profile history is never truly erased from Facebook’s records, that history can easily be brought to light during the discovery phase of a suit.  As Facebook’s lawyers have discovered, the [...]

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Last Sunday, millions of people tuned in to watch “the big game.”  Everyone knows what “the big game” means (…just in case, it is an unofficial title for the Super Bowl).  Restaurants and stores all advertise their wares with banners telling you to either to “Stock up” or “Come on in” for “the [...]

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It is easy to throw around the term “copyright.”  It is not difficult to agree that a songwriter can hold copyright in her latest tune.  We know that a photographer’s careful selection and arrangement can yield copyright protection.  But does a visual artist copyright carefully composed and cultivated flower beds?  [...]

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The National Law Journal recently reported that 78 percent of the top 100 U.S. law firms have twitter accounts. However, a small minority of firms are actually using their accounts frequently. According to Adrian Dayton, who has authored a book on the subject, [...]

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Google Faces 1/2 Billion Dollar Fine

On June 7, 2011 By Susan Reilly

Google is facing a $500 million dollar fine “in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers,” they disclosed in their 10-Q last week. This extraordinary potential fine comes at a time when Google has joined [...]

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Since time immemorial, mankind has imagined the end – the end of entertainment and technology and the beginning of the apocalypse. Saturday marked the beginning of the end, as Jesus descended from the ether to rapture true believers to heaven, where they would presumably enjoy superior entertainment and technology. [...]

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The “No Track” Trend

On May 13, 2011 By Nadia Mozaffar

Lawmakers this week are fighting against internet companies that track users’ personal information in an effort to alleviate online privacy concerns.

First, Rep. Edward J. Market (D. Mass) and Joe Barton (R. Texas) introduced the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011.” The bill (PDF) restricts how companies monitor children’s information and [...]

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