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Podcast: Letter From Europe
Author: Paul A. Harris

Paul Harris is an Intellectual Property Litigation Partner in Pillsbury’s London office with over 25 years of experience in intellectual property cases. This is the first in a series of twice-monthly podcasts of Mr. Harris’s thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and Intellectual Property in particular. A transcript of the podcast is available for download on this page.

European Subsidiary Incurs Liability Under U.S. Cuba Sanctions for Travel Services
Authors: Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman, Stephanie J. Rohrer

On April 18, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a settlement of nearly $6 million with CWT B.V. (“CWT”) for violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”), 31 C.F.R. Part 515. CWT is a travel service company based in the Netherlands but majority owned by U.S. persons and consequently was subject to U.S. jurisdiction. CWT provided travel services to 44,430 persons traveling to and from Cuba in violation of the U.S. embargo.

Running a Sweepstakes or Contest on Social Media?
Authors: Michael P. Heuga, David E. Hopmann

If entry for the chance to win a prize requires participants to post content featuring your company’s products or services, the participants should be instructed to disclose that their posts are pursuant to a contest. Specifically, the Federal Trade Commission recently indicated that when a company runs a sweepstakes, contest or other prize promotion on a social media platform, and the method of entering the contest involves posting content about the sponsoring company’s products or services (such as by “pinning” photos of the company’s products on Pinterest), the company is expected to tell the participants to make clear that their posts are being made as part of a contest.

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