Paper on Ownership Of Ad Agency Ideas
American Association of Advertising Agencies White Paper: “Best Practice Guidance: Ownership of Agency Ideas, Plans and Work Developed During the New Business Procedure.”
Ad Age coverage of white paper here.
Before There Was Keyword Advertising . . .
. . . advertisers would cram ads onto matchbook covers. HT Drawn.
Time Warner Sues DirecTV Over Star Trek And Football Ads
Satellite TV provider DirecTV ran two types of ads. One was targeted at local markets and made claims regarding the availability of that market’s football team’s games on DirecTV and the alleged unavailability thereof on satellite. The other made claims as to the superiority of DirecTV’s high definition signal over cable (see the Star Trek…
Comparative Bubble Case Goes To ECJ
Evidence Of Secondary Meaning In TV Catchphrases?
I confess that I have used the expression “Whachoo talkin’ about Willis?” without ever having seen a single episode of “Diff’rent Strokes” (nor have I ever spelled ‘different’ as ‘diff’rent’) but I am aware where the phrase comes from.
Noted authority TV Land, is coming out with a special “The 100 Top TV Catchphrases…
Digg.com is a news-site that uses ‘social bookmarking.’ Readers submit third-party stories and the most popular stories are displayed on the home page. According to this article, one of the most popular posts last week was a laudatory story about a company named InventionLand, an inventor-submission firm (every patent lawyer in the audience just…
Political False Advertising Fact Pattern
Phone records of candidate for office (a district attorney, running for congress) shows call to ‘fantasy sex’ phone line, lasting 1 minute or less. A second call is then made immediately to a similar phone number belonging to a government office, which number shares last seven digits with the first phone number.
National political party…
And The Name Of The Elephant In The Room Is Miscegenation
In 1934, Upton Sinclair, ‘muck-raking’ novelist, was the Democratic candidate for governor of California. Sinclair had previously run for office as a socialist, and Sinclair referred to his platform as the EPIC movement: End Poverty In California.
The opposition defined Sinclair as a communist. Some in the movie industry filmed actors getting off of box…
“Should Publications Be Liable For Running Fraudulent Ads?”
WSJ Law Blog: “Should Publications Be Liable For Running Fraudulent Ads?