To ensure that our clients and contacts are receiving timely updates on the advertising and marketing legal issues affecting their businesses, we are pleased to present Adlaw® by Request™. This blog is designed to provide regular news on advertising law developments around the world, with practical commentary and analysis from Reed Smith’s Advertising & Marketing practice.

Content on Adlaw® by Request™ is published by Reed Smith to keep you informed of significant news and general legal developments in the advertising industry. It is not intended to provide legal advice and/or to be used in a specific fact situation.

This blog is maintained by its editors:

Douglas J. Wood. Doug is a member of the firm’s Entertainment and Media Industry Group and the leader of its advertising and marketing law practice. He has more than 35 years’ experience representing the entertainment and media industries, including individuals and multinational companies in motion picture, publishing, advertising, marketing, promotions, unfair competition, intellectual property, and e-commerce matters. He is the author of Please be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, now in its 7th edition. Doug is a member of the firm’s Social and Digital Media Task Force and co-editor, together with Stacy Marcus and Gregor Pryor, of the Social Media White Paper, entitled Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon.

Stacy Marcus. Stacy is a partner in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group. She concentrates her practice in advertising, entertainment and technology law, and has counseled clients in a wide variety of services available through the Internet and mobile platforms, including issues related to social media, user-generated content and premium SMS promotions. Her clients include both global and regional advertisers and advertising agencies, financial institutions and social media platforms. Stacy is also member of the Social and Digital Media Task Force. She co-authored the Advertising & Marketing chapter of the Social Media White Paper and was a co-editor for the entire piece.

Jason GordonJason is a partner in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group. He represents Fortune 100 brands, media companies, independent advertising agencies, airlines, quick service restaurants, consumer packaged goods companies, and other advertisers in all aspects of advertising, marketing, new media, branding, privacy, mobile marketing, behavioral advertising, right of publicity, and traditional trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. Jason also has experience in resolving complex issues and disputes raising false advertising, unfair competition, copyright infringement, misappropriation of ideas, e-commerce, and contract concerns.