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Apple Sues Amazon.com for use of “App Store”

Apple has once again become involved in a lawsuit regarding the use of the term “App Store” and its trademark off the term. Apple Inc. has sued Amazon.com Inc accusing the online retailer of trademark infringement and unfair competition due to its use of Apple’s “App Store” trademark to sell software applications for mobile devices.

Irwin Naturals Announces California Settlement of Investigation into Mislabeling and False Advertising

Below is a press release issued by Irwin Naturals about its settlement of an investigation into its mislabeling and falsely advertising some of its products under California Law: Irwin Naturals, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of natural dietary and herbal supplements, announces that it has reached a settlement with a California task force that

Are all supplements tainted?

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some supplement sellers made illegal claims that their products can cure cancer and other diseases, investigators found. So begins an article in the New York Times on a Government Accounting Office report released May

FTC lessons: You can do bad (advertising) all by yourself

The Federal Trade Commission provides advertising lessons in its proposed settlement with CVS to refund nearly $2.8 million to buyers of the retailer’s Air Shield dietary supplement. The drug store chain made cold-prevention claims for the product that were similar to those for competing products, Airborne and Germ Defense. Those product claims also ran afoul of the FTC and cost their companies.

As we enter our 5th year, a new look but the same mission for NutriSupLaw

If you have not visited the NutriSupLaw blog in a little while, you should. To celebrate the start of our fifth year, we gave the blog a makeover. Or as they say on the Web, a redesign. We think the new look does a better job of displaying blog entries and organizing our growing lists of resources, links and tags.

Florida a speedy forum of choice in IP cases.

A recent study by LegalMetrics, a litigation analysis firm, named the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida among the top five districts for speed to resolution in patent infringement cases.   Since Florida has not been known as a “rocket docket” in the past, these results may seem surprising.  However, for intellectual property litigation attorneys, the

California’s Attorney General Joins Agreement Forcing Airborne to Stop Marketing its Products as a Cure for the Common Cold

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently joined with 32 other state attorneys general in announcing a landmark $7 million settlement with Airborne, Inc. that forces the company to stop advertisements that “dramatically misrepresented” its dietary supplements as cold remedies. “Airborne dramatically misrepresented its products as cold remedies without any scientific evidence to back

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