Deborah Lodge

Deborah Lodge

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FTC Launches “Operation Full Disclosure” in Advertising Review

On September 23, 2014, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its launch of “Operation Full Disclosure” – an effort to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in advertising. According to the FTC’s press release,...more

10/1/2014 - Advertising Disclosure Requirements False Advertising FTC

The Supreme Court Gives Juice To Lanham Act Claims

The Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. (Dkt. No. 12-761) (June 12, 2014) highlights the key role of Lanham Act false advertising claims in protecting consumers from misleading advertising...more

6/17/2014 - Coca Cola False Advertising Food Labeling Lanham Act POM Wonderful POM Wonderful v Coca Cola SCOTUS

FTC to Hold Seminar on Mobile Device Tracking

Mobile apps and consumer privacy continue to be hot issues for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On February 19, 2014, the FTC staff will hold an open seminar on privacy and related issues raised by mobile tracking...more

2/19/2014 - FTC Mobile Devices Warrantless Tracking Wireless Devices

Internet Expands as New Top Level Domains Go Live; Trademark Clearinghouse Protections Triggered

The Internet continues to expand, as the rollout of new Generic Top Level Domains (“gTLDs”) by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) continues. Now is a good time to make sure that your brand...more

2/3/2014 - Domain Names gTLD ICANN Internet Trademark Clearinghouse

FFIEC Social Media Guidance Addresses "Reputational Risks" from Social Media

Financial Institutions Should Develop Policies and Practices to Address and Monitor Reputational and Operational Risks - On December 10, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued its...more

12/20/2013 - Banks CFPB Credit Unions Due Diligence FDIC Federal Reserve Federal Savings Associations FFIEC NCUA OCC Risk Management Social Media

New TCPA Requirements for "Prior Express Written Consent" Effective October 16

Companies that use telemarketing campaigns must be ready for changes to “prior express consent” requirements that go into effect on October 16, 2013. The new rules were issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...more

9/7/2013 - FCC Statutory Damages TCPA Telemarketing Texting Written Consent

Client Alert: FCC TCPA Declaratory Ruling

A recent FCC ruling has significant implications for any company using third-party telemarketers. The FCC declared that sellers may be held vicariously liable under agency theories for certain violations of the Telephone...more

5/22/2013 - Declaratory Judgments Do Not Call List FCC TCPA Telemarketing Third-Party Liability Vicarious Liability

FTC Balances Privacy, Connectivity Needs

While “smart” devices provide a wealth of consumer benefits, they pose risks to privacy and security due to their ability to collect and share personal data. In response to the increasing use and capabilities of smart...more

4/23/2013 - Data Protection FTC Privacy Policy Security and Privacy Controls Smartphones

Intellectual Property Client Alert: Trademark Clearinghouse Adds to Brand Protections

Brand owners can now increase protection for their federally-registered trademarks and service marks by registering them with the ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was set up by the Internet Corporation for...more

4/12/2013 - Brand gTLD ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

TechComm – FTC/UDAAP Client Alert: FTC Staff Issues Guidance on Effective Online Disclosures

Companies engaged in online advertising and social media promotions should carefully review “Dot-Com Disclosures – How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,” released by the FTC staff on March 12, 2013. This...more

3/22/2013 - Advertising Disclosure Requirements Dot Com Disclosure Guide FTC Marketing Mobile Devices

TECHCOMM/FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENT ALERT: FTC Releases Report Outlining Mobile Payment Concerns

On March 8, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report, entitled “Paper, Plastic…or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” addressing its consumer protection concerns in the mobile payments area....more

3/13/2013 - Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Devices Mobile Payments

FTC Releases Recommendations on Mobile Privacy Disclosures

On Friday, February 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report recommending best practices for mobile privacy disclosures. The report, available here, reviews the benefits and privacy risks of mobile...more

2/5/2013 - Advertising Networks App Developers App Platform Providers FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Operating System Developers Privacy Disclosures Privacy Policy Third-Party Trade Associations

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