Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog offers news, analysis, and insights for the industry from fashion attorney Anthony Lupo.

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Andrew F. Solinger

Andrew F. Solinger
Associate
Washington, DC
202.857.6374

Andrew Solinger is an associate in Arent Fox’s regulatory department.

* Andrew is not admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. He is supervised by principals of the firm.

Previous Work

Before joining Arent Fox, Andrew was with the firm as a summer associate in 2013. Before that he interned in Chambers at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Tanzania. Andrew has also served as an investigator for the Children’s Law Center in Washington, DC. He was also a legal aide and a paralegal at two other national law firms.

Professional Activities

Andrew is a member of the American Society of International Law. He is also active with the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and the Johns Hopkins Students & Young Alumni Leadership Program.

Publications, Presentations, and Recognitions

While attending law school, Andrew served as the Senior Development Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. He was also awarded Dean’s List honors and was a Dean’s Scholar.

 

Blog Posts by Andrew F. Solinger

E-Commerce, Online Distribution & Fulfillment, Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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Massachusetts Issues Draft Guidance on POS Transaction Recordkeeping

What’s the News?

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently issued a draft directive setting out what records must be kept for all vendors, retailers, and contractors using computerized point-of-sale (POS) systems. The purpose of the new recordkeeping and record retention guidelines is to ensure that the state can suitably verify what was sold and whether the retailer paid the proper amount of tax. These new guidelines add to the growing list of state regulations targeting POS data collection practices. Any retailers with a presence in Massachusetts may be affected by implementation of the directive and should carefully review the guidance to ensure that their POS systems conform to the requirements.

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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Trademark
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Dictating the Use of a Celebrity’s Likeness: Former Panamanian Strongman Manuel Noriega Ousted from Court

Video game developer Activision Blizzard, Inc. recently won a key victory in the ongoing battle over the right of publicity when a California state court judge dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s well-publicized lawsuit. Noriega had alleged that his image and likeness were improperly used in the blockbuster video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” Determining that the First Amendment protected Blizzard, the court dismissed Noriega’s complaint with prejudice.

The New Noriega

In the ninth iteration of Blizzard’s popular Call of Duty video game series, gamers step into the role of a commando, taking part in 11 missions set in various eras. Noriega appears in two of the game’s missions, but the character voices fewer than 30 lines of dialogue in his brief appearance.

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Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims


What’s the News?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled with two separate marketers of women’s undergarments over charges that the companies made false and misleading claims about the weight loss and fat burning benefits of caffeine-infused shapewear products. Norm Thompson Outfitters, Inc. and Wacoal America, Inc. each sold women’s shapewear infused with caffeine and other ingredients. The companies claimed that the shapewear could substantially slim a wearer’s thighs and hips and break down cellulite.

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