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Can a US passport be used in advertisements?

I recently saw an ad on facebook using a picture of a passport, and it seems a bit fraudulent but I can't any law restricting the use? So, is this allowed or are there certain cases for which it is ...
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Is the modification / removal of service by a private organization during the term of service illegal?

Suppose an organization have advertised to provide multiple services throughout the course of a year. Each service is sequential, one begins as the previous ends. The organization has advertised that ...
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How is trademark infringement in online ads regulated internationally?

I am currently studying intellectual property law in Norway and I am looking for some help with an assignment. I am wondering about online infringement of trademarks. Here is an example: An online ...
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Is it legal for an apartment manager to put advertisement stickers on my mail?

I'm in the US (North Carolina) I live in an apartment complex with 13 separate buildings that house around 700 total residents. The standard way that we receive packages that are too large to go into ...
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Is it legal, to use open-source project names on an ad?

I have a plan to make a team and develop web sites, servers, games to customers. Of course, there will be ads on local TV, newspapers. So, my question is: Can I use Open Source project names on my ...
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Why is the trade name of a drug always written in all caps, even when the wordmark isn't?

One thing I've consistently noticed in TV commercials and other marketing materials for drugs is that the trade name for a drug, especially a prescription drug, is almost always written in all caps ...
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What recourse do I have against commercial use of my image?

Somebody took photos of my wife on a treadmill at a gym without her permission. One of those photos appeared a week later in the local paper in an advertisement for a car dealership. Subsequently my ...
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Is it fraudulent for an extension like adblock to still count as an ad impression for content creators

tl;dr: A Programmer writes a web browser Extension to download ads but not display them. The effect is that Sites accessed through this extension get to charge Advertisers for the ad being served, ...
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Can a restaurant or retailer be held to “posted” prices?

I walked into a fast food restaurant in New York City where a large poster in the front of the store advertised a new dinner special for $6.99. That was quite a bargain so I went to the counter and ...
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Who is legally responsible for malware delivered through an ad on a website, the website or the ad network?

Forbes recently started to block people who use an adblocker from accessing their website. The irony is that only a couple of days later, the ad network they use started spreading malware, ransomware ...
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Why are manufacturers allowed to make false claims about memory capacity of thumbdrives?

I have a number of thumb drives and hard drives. One hard drive I bought was said to be 2TB but its actual capacity is about 1.8 TB. A couple of thumb drives I got say they are 16 GB but on the back ...
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Legally displaying another programs icon

I'm making an app which controls other applications. I am displaying different program icons to identify which application the user is controlling. I never save the icons or distribute them. The app ...
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Can the original price mentioned in a discount be anything?

I wonder whether when a business advertises a sale or discount, the displayed original price can be anything, or it has to be the actual price when there is no discount. Example on Groupon: or ...
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Can a business owner make untrue statement about the performances of their business on their website?

Example: a law firm advertises on its website that 99% of H-1B Visa Application they fill are accepted. Is the law firm legally bounded to state the true number, or can it state any number they feel ...