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Stay up to date on key advertising and marketing law issues and earn valuable CLE

To stay current on key advertising and marketing law issues and earn valuable CLE, we recommend registering for the ANA Law & Public Policy 1-Day Conference, taking place virtually on September 15, 2020 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  If you’re an ANA member client-side marketer, there is no charge for you to attend.  If … Continue Reading

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will still go forward… in 2021

This week, the International Olympic Committee announced that the upcoming Tokyo Games would be postponed until next summer due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  Even though the event will take place in the summer of 2021, the IOC announced that the event will still retain the name “Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020”.  By retaining … Continue Reading

Reed Smith to Lead the ANA’s newly formed, Trust Consortium

On March 19, 2019 the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) launched the Trust Consortium. A copy of the press release can be found here. The ANA Trust Consortium is an alliance among ANA members and their partners and a voice for brands on transparency, measurement, auditing, digital fraud, brand safety, and more through ongoing reporting … Continue Reading

Join Reed Smith at the 2019 ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference

On March 19-20, 2019, the Association of National Advertisers will be holding its annual Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference. This year’s conference will feature the best legal minds in the business and top regulators at the federal and state level who will be providing best practices, strategies, and tactics to counteract the current state … Continue Reading

ANA Legal and Regulatory Webinar: Data Transparency

At the ANA’s March ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, a panel discussed how advertisers need to be on top of who has, or is, collecting advertiser data, what are they doing with it, how to access to it, and whether (or how) to use those data assets in data-driven transactions. As a follow up … Continue Reading

Jason Gordon Will Deliver Free ANA Webinar on FTC Issues on January 9, 2018

Jason Gordon will be speaking on Tuesday, January 9th to the Association of National Advertisers. The free one-hour webinar, titled “The # FTC Review” will provide an update on the latest enforcement actions brought by the FTC and the types of enforcement actions the industry can expect to see from the FTC in 2018. Click … Continue Reading

Policing Your Registrations is No Joke, COMIC CON Trademark Dispute Shows

The San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) and the proprietors of Utah’s “Salt Lake Comic Con” sparred recently in summary judgment arguments over the SDCC’s COMIC CON trademark. The SDCC owns four registrations for COMIC CON, and claims that Dan Farr Productions and other defendants infringed those trademarks by capitalizing upon the fame and goodwill of … Continue Reading

Avoid the Perfect Storm

Washington has been hit with a political Tsunami unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes.  But you know that.  What you may not know is how this tidal wave is going to change your day-to-day operations in advising marketers and their supply chain.  You may not know what to expect and how to respond.  Need … Continue Reading

Reed Smith and Ghostery to Host Digital Advertising Webinar on February 8th

Gerry Stegmaier, a partner in Reed Smith’s Washington D.C. office, will be co-presenting a webinar titled “Digital Killed the Media Star: 2017’s Brave New World Perils and Opportunities” with Todd Ruback, Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President of Legal Affairs at Ghostery, Inc.  The webinar will counsel brands on the practical considerations for the development … Continue Reading

Join Reed Smith at the 2017 ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference

The digital world is growing and lawyers are increasingly engaged in every aspect of the process, from content creation to consumer protection. Lawyers are helping CMOs, brand managers, and creative directors in producing stellar marketing campaigns leverage a wide array of resources. Our very own Doug Wood will be moderating: TWEETING WITH WORDS For a … Continue Reading

Three Reed Smith Attorneys Will Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference

Reed Smith attorneys John Feldman, Jason Gordon and Stacy Marcus will be speaking at the 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago on November 9-11, 2016. John will be speaking on Promotional Tactics – Coupons, Rebates, and Experiential Marketing/Pokémon GO.  Stacy will be presenting updates to the 2016 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract.  Jason will be speaking … Continue Reading

Chicago Contract Workshop for Advertiser/Agency Agreements: Incorporating Transparency, Audit Rights and Governance

The ANA will be hosting a contract workshop in Chicago for Advertiser/Agency Agreements on November 16, 2016.  The workshop, taught by Doug Wood and Keri Bruce, will cover key issues in the advertiser/agency contract related to agent versus principal status, incorporating transparency, audit rights and contract governance. Note that this is a complimentary in-person workshop … Continue Reading

Today: ANA Webinar – The FTC’s “Start With Security” Initiative: Where To Start?

Join John Feldman and Lesley Fair of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection for a webinar on the FTC’s “Start With Security” initiative, which is aimed at providing businesses with new guidance to better protect consumer information and maintain trust.  The initiative will include conferences around the country, with two scheduled in the coming months. Today’s webinar will cover why the FTC is taking … Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Columbus

Join us on Friday, October 9, for the Joint Policy Committee’s Columbus Town Hall Meeting, hosted by Nationwide.  Our discussion will include: Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues Overview of the Audit Process Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitrations Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for “Made Fors” Prep for 2016 Negotiations Register Now! Space is limited. RSVP to Kim … Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles

Join us on Wednesday, August 26, for the Joint Policy Committee’s Los Angeles Town Hall Meeting, hosted by The TEAM Companies.  Our discussion will include: Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues Overview of the Audit Process Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitrations Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for “Made Fors” Prep for 2016 Negotiations Register Now!  Space is limited. RSVP … Continue Reading

GALA to Host Forum on U.S. and Canada Advertising Law

Join members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) for a free program on important advertising law issues to consider when advertising in the United States and Canada.  Reed Smith’s Stacy Marcus will be part of a list of featured speakers, which includes representatives from the National Advertising Division and Advertising Standards Canada, covering key areas … Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Miami

Join us on Thursday, March 5, for the Joint Policy Committee’s Miami Town Hall Meeting, hosted by ALMA.  Our discussion will include: Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA issues Overview of the audit process Recent SAG-AFTRA arbitrations Discussion of the experimental waiver for “made fors” AFM update Ad-id Register now: RSVP to Adriana.Hoak@AlmaAd.com (space is limited) Date … Continue Reading

ANA Webinar: Programmatic Buying – Real Time Buying, Real Time Legal Problems

As programmatic buying increases in popularity, the use of multiple data sources presents its own share of legal challenges to marketers. Join us for a free webinar led by Frederick Lah on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST, showcasing the key legal issues to manage in a programmatic advertising environment. This webinar is part of a series of complimentary webinars from the ANA Government Relations group focused on legal and regulatory issues currently affecting the marketing community. REGISTER NOW on the ANA website.… Continue Reading

ABA Event – Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know About TV and Print Disclaimers

In case you missed last week's Association of National Advertisers webinar covering the FTC's Operation Full Disclosure, please join John Feldman of Reed Smith and Michael Ostheimer of the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices on Monday, December 1, 2014, as they present on a program entitled, Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know About TV and Print Disclaimers, hosted by the American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law). Find out what Operation Full Disclosure means to you and your clients, and learn about the Commission's ongoing efforts to educate the industry on proper disclosure practices as well as potential enforcement activities.… Continue Reading

The FTC’s Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know

Don't miss out on your chance to learn how the FTC's Operation Full Disclosure can affect you. Join us November 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET for the complimentary webinar, "The FTC's Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know." Led by John P. Feldman, partner at Reed Smith LLP, and Michael Ostheimer, staff attorney in the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices, the webinar will cover ways to ensure all ads are complying with the FTC's standards, the latest on the commission's ongoing efforts to educate the industry on proper disclosure practices, and what to expect in the coming months with regard to enforcement. This webinar is part of a series of complimentary webinars from the ANA Government Relations group focused on legal and regulatory issues currently affecting the marketing community. For more information or to register visit http://www.ana.net/webinars/show/id/LRE-NOV14.… Continue Reading
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