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|Like-Gating for App-Based Sweepstakes Entries Soon to End on Facebook|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014For many years, it has been common for advertisers to require consumers to “like” the advertiser’s Facebook page as a condition of accessing an app-based sweepstakes entry page.
|The Game Case (Pillor Denton Ltd & Others v Jervis & Others) - Victory for Landlords|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Game Station Limited ('GAME') was the tenant of hundreds of retail properties. Rent was generally payable in advance each quarter. GAME went into administration on 26 March 2012, the day after the quarterly rent, of approximately £10 million, was due. Some stores were closed immediately but many...
|Expungement and Permanent Injunction Ordered in Respect of the Trade-mark THE ATHLETIC CLUB & DESIGN|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders, Ryan Steeves; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014The Ottawa Athletic Club (“OAC”) brought an application under s. 57 of the Trade-marks Act (the “Act”) to expunge the trade-mark THE ATHLETIC CLUB & DESIGN (the “Trade-mark”) from the Register. The OAC has operated a fitness facility in Ottawa since at least...
|Update on Google Unauthorized Children’s In-App Purchase Class Action: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte has issued an order granting in part and denying in part Google’s Motion to Dismiss the class action filed against the Company on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as a result of unauthorized children’s...
|Film Tax Incentives in Latin America|
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Distribution of audiovisual content is blooming at a very fast pace, and while the consumer is still demanding for more new content, producers are struggling with this new competitive era. While appetite for content is at its highest peak, and consumer is getting original content from distributors...
|Update to Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Gaming Vendor Licensing Process|
Laura McAllister Cox, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014The gaming vendor licensing process is underway in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and applicants should be aware of the following:
|Online Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future|
Benjamin O. Schupp; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by...
|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed|
H. Hamilton Hackney, Laura McAllister Cox, Christopher H. Milton, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...
|New Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests|
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions historically viewed as skill-based (and...
|Negotiating Agreements in Reality Television|
IP Law Click PC;
July 8, 2014Reality television is a new growing area in the entertainment industry. Although the area is flexible due to lack of sufficient history, three types of reality television agreements exist: 1) writer agreements, 2) performer agreements and 3) content creator/producer agreements.