Siri, Apple’s voice-activated assistant feature on the iPhone 4S, is in many respects a game changer, bringing the old sci-fi vision of an intelligent and responsive computerized assistant, calmly dispensing its digital wisdom in a smooth, well modulated voice, that much closer to reality. Unfortunately, Siri still has quite a long way to go. Because […]
In February, the FCC amended its telemarketing rules, by including a new requirement that telemarketers must receive express written consent to send certain autodialed or prerecorded message calls. As set forth in a previous post, the changes to the FCC’s rules are intended to make them consistent with FTC rules governing the use of autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing […]
Health claims generate sales, but in an increasingly litigious environment, food manufacturers should think twice before yielding to the temptation of making unsubstantiated health claims, or failing to make prudent disclosures on their product packaging.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has created a virtual cottage industry of consumers and class action attorneys seeking to exploit the private right of action that grants them the opportunity to seek damages for violators. Plaintiffs can sue for actual damages or $500 per violation, with penalties tripled for willful violations, and may […]
As we all learned by watching Schoolhouse Rock, a noun is a person, place, or thing. As the brand name of a leading search engine, the word “Google” is clearly a noun, and is a legally protectable trademark. At least, that’s the way it started out. Over the past few years, however, that noun […]