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If You Happen to be in Oslo This Week… Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

February 8, 2011 — . . . be sure to visit the Nobel Peace Center for a special exhibition of Congo/Women, a collection of photographs highlighting the gender-based violence faced by girls and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo/Women, which has previously exhibited at the US House and Senate, the UK Parliament’s House of Commons, and the UN in Geneva and New York, is a project of Friedman Law Group’s pro bono client, Art Works Project (AWP). AWP uses design and the arts to raise awareness of significant human rights and environmental issues. For more information about AWP, Congo/Women and other AWP projects (or to make a donation), please visit www.artworksprojects.org.

Grace Period for Gift Card Disclosures Now Over Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

February 8, 2011 — In order to avoid the destruction of over 100 million gift cards that failed to meet the requirements of the 2009 Credit Card Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, last July Congress passed the ECO-Gift Card Act. For gift cards produced prior to April 1, 2010, the ECO-Gift Card Act extended the effective date for certain mandated disclosures from August 22, 2010 to January 31, 2011.  Now that the delayed effective date has been reached, gift cards, regardless of the date of production, must be in full compliance with all applicable requirements of the CARD Act and the Federal Reserve’s rule implementing the CARD Act.

False Endorsement or Protected Speech? Risks of Using Celebrity “News” in Advertising Friday, January 23rd, 2009

January 23, 2009 — Two recent disputes involving high-profile music entertainers highlight the controversy over advertising strategies intended to capitalize on current events or celebrity “infotainment.” (more…)