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May 2012

How To Give Your Brand’s Advertising Increased Free Speech Protection

May 24, 2012

As advertising content becomes more sophisticated and crosses over into entertainment, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish commercial from noncommercial speech. Why does this matter? The First Amendment affords a higher degree of protection for noncommercial speech than commercial speech. A recent lawsuit between Michael Jordan and Jewel Food Stores, Inc., a grocery chain, erodes the line between noncommercial and commercial messaging.



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