Federal Trade Commission

  • Roundup: Intellectual Property

    In recent IP news, there has been trouble for singer Katy Perry as well as the NFL’s Washington Redskins. While Perry is being sued for copyright infringement, the Redskins’s trademark has been cancelled. Meanwhile, a new bill in the House of Representatives is trying to limit the amount of abusive...

  • What every corporate counsel should know about spotting a franchise

    When drafting agreements or creating these types of relationships, corporate counsel need to be cognizant of franchise laws to avoid accidentally creating a franchise relationship.

  • New bill tries to limit abusive patent demand letters

    A new bill aimed at limiting the number of abusive patent demand letters was scheduled to be discussed by a House of Representatives subcommittee on July 10.

  • Amazon faces potential lawsuit from FTC

    Amazon is resisting the Federal Trade Commission’s request to strengthen its in app store policies, saying that it is ready to defend itself in court rather than agreeing to fines and adopting additional record keeping and disclosure requirements

  • Lomax joins Mintz Levin

    The former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

  • Small deals can have big antitrust repercussions

    Two recent enforcement actions by the U.S. antitrust agencies demonstrate just how risky and costly it can be when companies consummate a transaction, only later to find that their transaction faces a serious merger challenge.

  • Data 101: What are the basics of data protection?

    Taking the project in stages will help avoid the procrastination that comes with being overwhelmed as you wend your way through the often confusing and conflicting rules and regulations of data protection.

  • Patent reform on Capitol Hill

    If there was a takeaway for the investors, it was that change doesn't come easy in Washington. But even though case law evolves slowly and comprehensive legislative changes are rare, the good news is that progress seems inevitable.

  • Who’s mining the store? Big data brokers and the rise of data mining

    A backlash of consumers offended by the continued encroachment on their privacy, coupled with the risks of long-term storage of such data, could easily lead to upending business models based on big data.

  • Dominique Shelton, Alston & Bird

    Dominique Shelton is a litigation partner in Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, specifically privacy litigation, as well as unfair competition, intellectual property and antitrust matters.

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