Richard Newman

  • FTC Announces Telemarketer Fees for the Do Not Call Registry to Increase in 2017

    Posted on 09 September 2016. The FTC recently announced that 2017 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will increase from 2016, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice. All telemarketers calling consumers in the United States are required to download the numbers on the DNC Registry to ensure they do not call registered consumers.

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  • Use of a Competitor’s Trademark in a Domain Name

    Posted on 25 April 2016. Cybersquatting is closely related to trademark infringement and trademark dilution. A person engages in cybersquatting when he/she registers, uses or sells an Internet domain name with the intent to profit from it either by ransoming the domain name back to the trademark owner or by using the domain name to divert business from the trademark owner.

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  • New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Replaces Invalidated U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program

    Posted on 08 February 2016. On February 2, 2016, the European Union and U.S. negotiators announced an agreement in principle to replace the invalidated U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework in furtherance of permitting the transfer of personal data to the U.S. The new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield includes clear safeguards to be put in place by the U.S.

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