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unauthorized use of model's photo for strip club wasn't false advertising or endorsement

Edmondson v. 2001 Live, Inc., 2019 WL 670201, No. 16-cv-03243-T-17AEP (M.D. Fla. Jan. 15, 2019)Edmondson, a model and public figure, sued for the alleged commercial misappropriation of her image used on 2001 Live’s social media account promoting its “gentleman’s” club’s … Continue reading

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Pay-To-Not-Play: Apparel Companies Get Creative in Their Endorsement Deals with Young Athletes

By: Dalvin Yarbrough Since 2005, high school NBA prospects were required to wait one year before being drafted and realizing their dreams of becoming household names. The “one and done” rule, as it has been aptly named, was implemented by … Continue reading

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"Trump’s Endorsement Of A New Marijuana Bill Is A Real F-You To Jeff Sessions"

The title of this post is the headline of this BuzzFeed article which is as astute as is it crass. Here are excerpts: President Donald Trump "really" supports new legislation in Congress that would let state marijuana legalization thrive, untouched … Continue reading

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Thinking about Gaming Your Social Media and Internet Sites? The New FTC Online Endorsement Guidelines Say You Better Think Again.

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a series of guidelines to help verify that online endorsements are honest. The guidelines are aimed at preventing companies from trying to game the online ratings systems. Consumers often look at company sites and … Continue reading

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Use of photo beyond license window doesn't create false endorsement claim

Bovinett v. HomeAdvisor, Inc., No. 17 C 6229, 2018 WL 1234963 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 9, 2018)Bovinett, a model and actor, participated in a photoshoot for HomeAdvisor. Bovinett’s agent was allegedly assured that the photos would be used in static form … Continue reading

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