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Is the NAD Forum Right for Your Advertising Dispute?

by Revision Legal on

In certain advertising disputes, it may be possible and considerably more affordable to argue the advertising dispute before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, rather than...more

Mexico Courts Rule Telecom Agency's Interconnection Costs Model "Reasonable"

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Mexico's Telecom and Antitrust Federal Courts have issued three resolutions declaring that the model used by the Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (COFETEL) for calculating interconnection costs for fixed and mobile...more

FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising “All Natural” Sunscreen Products

In its opinion in In re California Naturel, Inc., the Federal Trade Commission held that the California Naturel, Inc. advertising promoting its “all natural” sunscreen on its website as containing “only the purest, most...more

FTC May Not Regulate Common Carrier Bandwidth Advertising for Fairness

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

A federal court ruling this week contributes to the confused state of which US agencies may regulate behavior of ISPs relating to the Internet. The Ninth Circuit has held that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—the nation's...more

FTC Targets Brand Owner Policing Search Ad Keywords

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

This Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) commenced an administrative proceeding against 1-800 Contacts, Inc. (“1-800 Contacts”), alleging that the online contact lens retailer had entered into...more

Advertising Law - April 2016 #4

Study Finds Low Compliance for Native Advertising - According to a new study, roughly 70 percent of websites are not compliant with the Federal Trade Commission's recently released native advertising...more

FTC, ONC, OCR and FDA release online tool for mobile health app developers

While attending the International Association of Privacy Professionals annual global event, and listening to Chairwoman Edith Ramirez discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) concerns about consumer privacy, the FTC, the...more

FTC Finalizes First Privacy Settlement Against a Retail Tracking Firm

by WilmerHale on

In a first-of-its-kind enforcement action, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday voted along party lines to settle deception allegations against Nomi Technologies (Nomi), a company whose technology allows retailers...more

While FDA’s Proposed e-Cigarette Rule is Pending, FTC Mulls Enforcement Action

by Morgan Lewis on

Ahead of finalizing FDA’s tobacco products “deeming” rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, marketing, and sales practices....more

Pomegranate Health Benefit Claims Were False, Misleading - POM Wonderful, LLC, et al. v. Federal Trade Commission

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In an opinion addressing the amount and type of scientific evidence required to substantiate disease treatment and prevention claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the Federal Trade...more

FTC Fails to Prove Green Guides' Meaning of "Biodegradable"

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In an Initial Decision announced February 6, 2015, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) held that ECM BioFilms, Inc. d/b/a Enviroplastics International (“ECM”) made false...more

Food Litigation Newsletter - February 2015 #2

by Perkins Coie on

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS ..D.C. Circuit Affirms FTC’s False Advertising Ruling Against POM Wonderful ..Muffin Mix Class Action Survives Dismissal ..Federal Court Denies...more

FTC Tastes Sweet Victory in POM Wonderful Deceptive Advertising Appeal

by Mintz Levin on

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Federal Trade Commission a critical win on January 30, 2015 by affirming the Commission’s January 2013 decision holding POM Wonderful LLC in violation of the FTC...more

FTC Takes First Action Against Car Title Lenders

Why it matters - In the agency’s first action against a title lender, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reached a deal with a pair of car title lenders accused of deceptive advertising. The Commission alleged...more

FTC Tastes “Sweet” Victory: The Implications of POM Wonderful for Government Practice

In part two of this two-part series, we explore two critical takeaways for those facing potential government intervention: (1) the implications of the Court’s deference to the Commission, and (2) whether a substantive...more

Advertising Law - July 2014

Online Reviews Not Sufficient To Support Ad Claim, NAD Rules - While recognizing the benefits of using new sources of information, the National Advertising Division (NAD) decided that an advertiser’s use of aggregated...more

Lanham Act Claims for Misleading Product Description Can Coexist with FDCA Labeling Regulations, Court Find

by BakerHostetler on

A unanimous Supreme Court (8-0, Justice Breyer recusing) ruled on June 12, 2014 in POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola that one competitor may sue another for unfair competition under the Lanham Act for allegedly false or misleading...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Citizen petition filed for hummus standard of identity. A citizen’s...more

FDA Regulations on the Horizon for Billion Dollar E-Cigarette Industry

by Ifrah PLLC on

In September, 40 state attorneys general wrote to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to take all available measures to issue regulations on the advertising, ingredients, and sale to minors of...more

U.S. v. Apple Inc et al

Copy of District Court Ruling that Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices

by JD Supra Perspectives on

On July 10, 2013, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired with five publishers to raise the price of e-books when it introduced the iBookstore in 2010. Here’s a full-text copy of her ruling (embed code...more

FTC. v. Wyndham Litigation

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been active in recent years pursuing companies that suffer data security breaches and arguably failed to live up to the data security standards promised in their privacy policies....more

POM Loses a Round in Its Advertising Dispute With FTC, But Battle Continues

by Ifrah PLLC on

POM Wonderful LLC recently received a setback in its longstanding dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. On Sept. 30, 2012, U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts in the District of Columbia dismissed the juice maker’s...more

"Green Advertising" and FTC 2012 Green Guides Update

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

After a multi-year process and numerous consumer surveys, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved revisions to its guidelines governing advertising for environmental and energy claims, better known as the...more

"DOJ/FTC Ask if MFNs Are Anti-Competitive, and Get an Earful"

The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — held a joint workshop this week on most-favored nation clauses (MFNs). Through a series...more

MEDIOS AUDIOVIUALES PUBLICOS. FINANCIACION

La Ley General de Comunicación, determina que la financiación pública no podrá sostener actividades ni contenidos ajenos al cumplimiento de la función de servicio público. En tal...more

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