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U.K. Advertising Standards Authority’s Second Look at No Man’s Sky Is Worth a Look for any Video Game Advertiser

The ASA received 23 complaints from individuals believing that the game content for No Man’s Sky (“NMS”) was not the same as was advertised on Steam (Steam is an entertainment platform where, among other things, video games are advertised to Steam’s gaming community). The Complainants challenged a number of advertised NMS features including that: (1) … Continue Reading

Be Bold for Change

I have spent much of last week, when International Women’s Day was held, pondering how I can #BeBoldForChange in a time when working for a more inclusive, gender-equal world has never been more important, at home or abroad. Forgive me as this is not the usual blog on legal developments, but since I have this … Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

As we begin to wind down for the year (and we hope that holds true for you), we wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for your support and to wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a terrific 2017.  We know that – in this era of … Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving

We are very thankful for you our readers who make this blog possible. We wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season. Randy and Amy and the rest of our colleagues in Venable’s Advertising Law Practice.… Continue Reading

FIFA Fame to Shame – How Brands Can Protect against Potential Reputational Harm Resulting from Relationships with Scandalized Organizations

FIFA, the International Federation Soccer Association which is in charge of awarding lucrative World Cup hosting rights and promoting soccer worldwide, has longstanding sponsorship relationships and contracts with some of the largest global corporations. FIFA is supported by hundreds of millions of sponsorship dollars; however, the organization’s sponsorship relationships are being challenged by recent events, … Continue Reading

New Beginnings

Brands reinvent and relaunch themselves all the time.  Sometimes with great success — Esso became Exxon, a brand name chosen because it purportedly meant absolutely nothing in the world’s hundreds of different languages; Volkswagen just ran an ad for its iconic Beetle during last week’s Super Bowl; and Martha Stewart reinvigorated her brand after a … Continue Reading
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