Archives: Events

Subscribe to Events RSS Feed

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

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA

Join us on Tuesday, November 4, for the Joint Policy Committee's Chicago Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by Talent Partners. Discussion will include: - Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues - Overview of the Audit Process - Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitrations - Ad-ID - Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for "Made Fors" - AFM Update Register now: RSVP to Denise Busa (dbusa@talentpartners.com) at Talent Partners (space is limited) Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4th 10:00 - 10:30 am: Breakfast 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: JPC Chicago Town Hall Location: Talent Partners 400 N. Michigan Avenue, 14th Floor Chicago, IL 60611… Continue Reading

REMINDER: Catch Up with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta

This is a reminder to please join us next week on Tuesday, October 7, for the Joint Policy Committee's Atlanta Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by 22squared. A new arbitration decision was received last week and will be discussed. Our discussion will also include: -Resolution of the SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues -Overview of the audit process -Recent SAG-AFTRA arbitration -Ad-ID -Discussion of the Experimental Waivers for Made Fors -AFM update Register Now: RSVP to Aaron Kooden at aaron.kooden@22squared.com (space is limited) Date and Time: Tuesday, October 7th 9:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC Atlanta Town Hall Location: 22squared 1170 Peachtree St NE, 14th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303… Continue Reading

Catch Up with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta

Join us on Tuesday, October 7, for the Joint Policy Committee's Atlanta Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by 22squared. Discussion will include: -Resolution of the SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues -Overview of the audit process -Recent SAG-AFTRA arbitration -Ad-ID -Discussion of the Experimental Waivers for Made Fors -AFM update Register now: RSVP to Aaron Kooden at aaron.kooden@22squared.com (space is limited) Date and Time: Tuesday, October 7th 9:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC Atlanta Town Hall Location: 22squared 1170 Peachtree St NE, 14th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar – Protecting Brands in the Event of a Data Breach

Data breaches are increasingly posing massive risks to brands. On Tuesday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Mark Melodia, head of our firm's Global Data Security, Privacy & Management Group will be presenting a webinar, hosted by the ANA, to discuss strategies companies must implement to mitigate risk and damage to brands. He will examine the crucial ways for brands to work effectively with outside counsel - from initial indications and preparedness to litigation, reporting and resolution. Mark also will touch upon effective management of external support vendors to maintain privilege and confidentiality and, as appropriate, how to interface with law enforcement (including the FTC), state attorneys general and others.… Continue Reading

Help Reed Smith Get to SXSW 2015

Stacy Marcus and Barbara Bispham recently submitted a proposal to present a panel session entitled "Make it Rain: Prep for Acquisitions, IPOs & More" at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015, the leading annual film, interactive, and music festival/conference held in Austin, TX. Part of getting selected is determined by a public voting component, which accounts for 30 percent of the decision-making process. We are asking for your votes to help ensure that Stacy and Barbara's panel is chosen, and we have outlined below three easy steps to submit your vote (which should take approximately 2-3 minutes of your time). Voting closes on Friday, September 5. How to vote for their panel: 1.) Visit the SXSW site and create a login. 2.) Confirm your account and sign in. 3.) Search for "Make it Rain: Prep for Acquisitions, IPOs & More" and cast your vote. Announcements regarding the selected panels will be made after October 20, and with your assistance we hope that theirs will be one of them. Thank you in advance for your support!… Continue Reading
LexBlog