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Robert H. Newman

Robert H. Newman

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Robert Newman is a partner in the Advanced Media & Technology practice at Loeb & Loeb and is co-chair of the firm’s privacy practice. Mr. Newman is also an adjunct faculty member of Chicago-Kent College of Law and The John Marshall Law School's Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law. He teaches courses on advertising and marketing law, e-commerce, and behavioral tracking and targeting. He is also a Lexis Practice Advisor in the areas of marketing and advertising.

Mr. Newman counsels clients in connection with marketing, privacy, data security, e-commerce and other intellectual property matters. He advises major brands, advertising agencies and digital media companies on all aspects of their consumer marketing communications, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios, and litigation risk avoidance relating to IP, marketing and emerging technologies.

Named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group in 2018, Mr. Newman works closely with clients to protect their creative advantages in the following areas:

Data Privacy and Security: Regulatory and compliance counseling, including with respect to behavioral advertising, “big data,” mobile marketing, digital media buy agreements, programmatic advertising, and marketing to children. Mr. Newman frequently handles responses to high profile data breaches and assists clients in the assessment and development of internal data privacy and security policies and procedures.

Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions: Advertising clearance for traditional and interactive advertising campaigns, and counseling on consumer protection issues, design and implementation of promotions, and new media matters, including social media, text message marketing, and user-generated content.

Trademarks and Brand Protection: Trademark selection and clearance, assistance with the development of branding strategies, trademark prosecution, and global trademark portfolios management. Mr. Newman also advises on domain name strategies and gTLD matters.

IP Transactions, Licensing, and E-Commerce: IP matters associated with mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, transition services, and other significant corporate transactions. In addition Mr. Newman counsels clients on software and mobile application development, end-user licenses, application service provider agreements, and software licensing.

IP Disputes and Litigation: False advertising, copyright, trademark, domain name, defamation, right of publicity, and unfair competition disputes and litigation, as well as UDRP proceedings and matters before the National Advertising Division and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Talent, Music, and Copyright: Music and content licenses, and high-level talent agreements for use in advertising and branded entertainment. Mr. Newman also counsels content creators and content providers on the protection and commercialization of their music, literary, and other creative properties.

Robert H. Newman is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advertising Law Institute 2017
Advertising Law Institute 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Federal Trade Commission, “Native Advertising: A Guide for Businesses” (December 2015) - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Federal Trade Commission, Sample Endorsement Letter - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
FTC Staff Report, An Exploration of Consumers’ Advertising Recognition in the Contexts of Search Engines and Native Advertising (December 2017) - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Federal Trade Commission, “The FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking” (September 2017) - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content - Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content - Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content - Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content, Thursday, October 25, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content - Under the Influence - the Blurred Lines Between Commercial and Content, Thursday, October 25, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advertising Law Institute 2018, Friday, October 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advertising Law Institute 2019, Thursday, September 12, 2019, Chicago, IL
Advertising Law Institute 2019, Thursday, October 17, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advertising Law Institute 2019, Thursday, October 17, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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