Aftermarket program bulletins are not advertising

January 9, 2006 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

The 43(B)log has an excellent post on Nissan’s aftermarket leather program (“ALP”), which was the subject of a lawsuit that claimed that Nissan violated the Lanham Act’s false advertising provisions when it issued bulletins that removed certain seat covers from the ALP. The seat covers were part of “advanced” airbag systems that used seat sensors that took the weight of passengers into account to avoid injuring children. The bulletins were only sent to dealers, and, according to the court in Katzkin Leather, Inc. v. Nissan North America, Inc., those bulletins did not constitute advertising under the Lanham Act . Read Prof. Tushnet’s posts for a better breakdown.
See:

Advertisements

Entry filed under: All Posts.

Chip maker faces fake fat lawsuit after rebranding Advertising law seminar in NYC on 1/30 and 1/31

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Calendar

January 2006
M T W T F S S
« Dec    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Most Recent Posts


%d bloggers like this: