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Remember the “Olympics” are Trademarked – Advertisers Beware

Posted in Advertising Issues
Last week, an article in the Wall Street Journal focused on the enforcement of the trademark that the United States Olympic Committee has in the word "Olympics."  Thus, anyone who wants to call some sort of competition an "Olympic" contest, or anyone who uses any derivation of that word, is asking for potential issues should the USOC [&hellip… Continue Reading

The Politcal Broadcasting Implications of An Olympic Ad Buy

Posted in Political Broadcasting
According to press reports, the Obama campaign is contemplating an ad schedule during the upcoming Summer Olympics.  This raises the question of what political broadcasting rules would apply to such a buy.  The Olympics run from August 8 through 24, before the lowest unit rate window for political candidates.  Thus, the Obama campaign is not entitled to [&hellip… Continue Reading