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John Gray, firmwide vice-chair of the Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising practice, focuses on complex business and intellectual property disputes and advises well-known technology clients across the country.

In an unusual decision[1] this month, the National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs (NAD) recommended that Planting Hope Brands (PHB), a plant-based food and beverage company, discontinue its use of the registered trademark symbol or ® on the packaging and advertising for its product RIGHTRICE, a plant-derived flour-based kernel. Continue Reading Is Your Trademark Notice an Advertising Claim?