Using A Photograph in Advertising or On Your Label? Better Make Sure You Have Rights From the Photographer AND the People In It. Natty Light Sued In Lawsuit Over Using Photograph From Social Media Contest.

Ensure that you get the proper releases if you’re using a photograph with human subjects.  Whether on your label or in your advertising – if you’ve gathered photographs from a festival or from fans through a social media campaign you need clearance.  That means a release from the artist – he photographer – as well […]

TTB Circular 2013-1 applies winery, distilled spirit, and malt beverage advertising rules to every form of social media

The U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau released TTB Circular 2013-1, on May 13, 2013.  The circular is a welcome clarification that the TTB considers social media to be advertising and that the advertising is governed by already existing FAA Act rules and implementing regulations in the CFR. Addressed to the “Proprietors of Bonded Wineries, Bonded […]