• Forum

    When All Natural May Not Be

    The legal and financial implications of labeling a product "all natural" can be significant; companies that highlight this feature in their promotional campaigns may find themselves subject to class actions, Lanham Act claims, and government enforcement activities. Given the lack of consensus about what constitutes a false claim of "all natural," it can be difficult to assess whether a product justifies such a claim. In this Q&A, market research expert and Analysis Group affiliate Joel Steckel and Managing Principal Laura Stamm share some economic approaches for evaluating and calculating potential damages in such matters.

    When All Natural May Not Be
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    When Price-Fixing Is Alleged

    In this article, Managing Principal Michael Beauregard outlines the data sources and statistical screens that economic experts can use in the very early stages of a government investigation into possible collusion. The introduction of expert analyses can help companies clarify the likely scope, reach, and conclusions of such a probe.

    When Price-Fixing Is Alleged
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    Royalty Payments, Bundled Goods, and Chicago-Style “Red Hots”

    Managing Principal Jeffrey Cohen, Vice President Divya Mathur, and coauthor David Giardina illustrate how the value of a patented technology included in a bundled product may be swamped by the larger set of the bundle’s features. This dynamic can affect the way potential royalty payments may be assessed.

    Royalty Payments, Bundled Goods, and Chicago-Style “Red Hots”
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    Mobile Broadband: Competition, Spectrum, and Consumers

    Analysis Group affiliate Harold Furchtgott-Roth considers the question: Are inconsistent spectrum and competition policies sending mixed signals about how regulators expect the wireless industry to evolve?

    Mobile Broadband: Competition, Spectrum, and Consumers