Author Archives: Bonnie Patten

TINA.org Is Listening

April 8th, 2014 | by Bonnie P.

TINA.org was contacted by ThinkProgress.org informing us that our ad, “The Truth’s Not Always Easy,” features a negative portrayal of


Lanham Act Gets A Makeover

April 7th, 2014 | by Bonnie P.

It took more than 12 years of litigation between Lexmark International and Static Control Components over toner and toner cartridges


The Argument for TINA.org

March 24th, 2014 | by Bonnie P.

Advertising spending totals about $150 billion annually in the United States and $500 billion globally. Many of the dollars spent


Who’s Sponsoring Whom?

February 12th, 2014 | by Bonnie P.

 Dear P&G: I recently read that your global “Thank You Mom” advertising campaign, which has been prominently featured during


Venetian Blind?

October 8th, 2013 | by Bonnie P.

If time could be turned back I am sure a Venetian Doge, upon seeing this ad, would hunt down and


Popeye Says Eat Your Spinach

July 9th, 2013 | by Bonnie P.

Something amazing happened at our dinner table.  My daughter got into a fight with her brother (that’s not the amazing


Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

June 7th, 2013 | by Bonnie P.

I was surprised when I learned that there are no specific rules or regulations governing alcohol advertising on television.  While


Is it Art or Advertising?

May 2nd, 2013 | by Bonnie P.

In today’s world it is getting tougher all the time to distinguish between marketing materials and art or entertainment.


Week in Review

March 1st, 2013 | by Bonnie P.

Oil, heating pads, rugs, razors, and drinks – no, this isn’t about preparing for a romantic interlude, but rather the


Weekly Legal Roundup

February 21st, 2013 | by Bonnie P.

Diamonds, energy supplements and cholesterol reducing drugs made legal headlines in the I-think-you’re-lying-to-me category during the week of February 11,



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