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Christopher A. Cole

Christopher A. Cole

Christopher Cole is the co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Advertising & Product Risk Management Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Chris practices complex commercial litigation and regularly advises regarding the development, substantiation, approval, and defense of advertising campaigns. He frequently represents companies that have complex product development, reputational, and marketing concerns that require overlapping and multifaceted solutions, not only in court, but also before federal regulatory agencies. In this work, he has represented some of the world’s leading companies in industries such as food and beverages, media and telecommunications, and consumer products. Chris also regularly appears before the National Advertising Division (NAD), where he has achieved some of the most notable results for his clients in that forum over the last decade. Chris has successfully litigated many other types of cases, including patent, copyright, unfair competition, consumer class actions, general commercial litigation, and government enforcement proceedings.

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Fourth Circuit Raises Bar for DMCA Safe Harbor Defense

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Cybersecurity / Data Security, Litigation, Uncategorized
Last Thursday, the Fourth Circuit decided a closely followed case on one of the safe harbor defenses under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). See BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc., No. 16-1972 (4th Cir. Feb. 1, 2018). The court also addressed the intent standard for contributory copyright infringement. BMG, an owner… Continue Reading

What to Know About Data Broker Legislation

Posted in Government Agencies, Information Management, Public Sectors
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued the findings of its long-awaited Data Brokers Report, which compiled information gathered from nine data brokers commissioned for the study in December 2012. The purpose of the Report, which examined data brokers catering to the product marketing, risk mitigation, and people search industries, is to advocate for greater transparency… Continue Reading