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FTC Increases Maximum Civil Penalties for HSR Act, COPPA, and Other Violations from $16,000 to $40,000

On June 30, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an interim final rule that substantially increases the maximum civil penalties for violations of the competition and consumer protection laws enforced by the FTC...more

Alert: EU Sector Inquiry Highlights Online 'Geo-Blocking' – Future Enforcement Action Likely

On 18 March, the European Commission (Commission) published an issues paper presenting its initial findings on "geo-blocking", as part of its wide-ranging inquiry into competition in the EU e-commerce sector. This sector...more

Federal Counterpart to New York’s Investigation of Climate Change Disclosures by Fossil Fuel Companies

Recently, three House Democrats urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation of an alleged conspiracy by the fossil fuel industry to deceive the public on climate change in order to benefit the sale of its...more

Regulation of unfair competition and unfair advertising in CIS

Unfair competition is one of the most common violations of antimonopoly regulation in most of the CIS countries. Often linked to infringement of intellectual property rights, unfair competition can create a significant threat...more

Government Websites With Cybersecurity Tips & Information

As part of the government’s recent clarion call to improve our individual and collective cybersecurity posture, several federal and state agencies have released a variety of guidelines, frameworks, best practices and tips. ...more

Corporate antitrust compliance systems – changes initiated by FAS Russia

On July 8, 2015, the Presidium of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia) provisionally approved the idea of changes to the RF Law on Protection of Competition that would introduce the concept of a “system of...more

[Insert Your Trademark Here].sucks – Is Your Brand at Risk?

In recent years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit entity responsible for maintaining the Domain Name System of the Internet, has begun to introduce hundreds of new top-level...more

Impact of FTC's Broadened Scope Creeping In On Your E-Business

For retailers who have eBusiness lines, the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) new regulations will affect the way you do business. The amendments in 16 C.F.R. §435 went into effect December 8, 2014. Has your business made...more

Ifrah Law Partner Michelle Cohen: Don’t Consider Yourself Immune to Data Breaches

Michelle Cohen recently joined Ifrah Law as a partner. Here is an edited transcript of a recent interview with Ms. Cohen. Question: What are some of your legal experiences and strengths that you’d like to...more

Keeping The FTC Out Of Your Space: Lessons From Myspace

Originally published in Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 1:08 PM ET) Once again, the Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to companies with online privacy policies: If your privacy policy misrepresents...more

Can Internet-Based Membership Programs Be Illegal Pyramid Schemes?

In a decision that could have substantial implications for many Internet-based businesses, on March 14, 2012, a federal court in California enjoined the operation of a web-based promoter of websites and provider of digital...more

Play by the Rules and Stay out of Trouble: Some Tips for Public Companies Engaging in Social Media

Social media has always been “fun” but it is only in the past few years that companies are taking advantage of the ability it gives them to communicate with their investors on a day-to-day basis. While companies may not have...more

Facebook Settles FTC Charges that It Deceived Consumers, Agrees to 20 Year Consent Order

In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook, the social networking service agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook...more

Facebook Settles FTC Charges and Agrees to Independent Audits of Its Privacy Program

Earlier today, Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Facebook announced a settlement of the government's charges that the company had deceived users regarding their ability to keep their information private. We have reposted...more

China Regulation of Business, Trade and Competition Bulletin

This month's China Regulation of Business, Trade and Competition Bulletin offers updates on the following developments: State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Publishes Draft Amendments to Patent Compulsory Licensing...more

PLDT-Digitel Merger : Who Gets To Say It's For the Public Good?

President Noynoy Aquino according to a news article yesterday by Philippine Daily Inquirer has recently ordered the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to...more

Digital Censorship and the Great Firewall of China: Corporate Codes Conduct a Viable Means to Lift the Information Curtain

Google and GoDaddy’s defiance of China's censorship mandate illustrates the power of corporate social responsibility initiatives to influence and reshape the repressive policies of authoritarian regimes. Secretary...more

Businesses Beware: FTC Looks To Put “Green” Marketing Claims Under The Microscope

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its highly anticipated proposed revisions to its Environmental Marketing Guides. When final, the FTC guidance will establish significant new rules of the road for...more

2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: The View from the Technology Industry

In 2005, MySpace’s position as the leading social networking site appeared assured. It was gaining 70,000 new users every day,1 and by 2006 it was the most visited Web site in the United States. Its 80 percent market share in...more

Advertising Law - September 28, 2010

In This Issue: *Tony DiResta to Tackle the Legal Nuances of Corporate Blogging at Upcoming WOMMA Event *Pepsi Not “Friends” with Band War *FDA Warns Electronic Cigarette Makers *eBay Wins Again: Tiffany's Suit...more

Your Website Privacy Notice: A Publicly Available, Legally Enforceable Promise - Understand the Risk of Overpromising and...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken a number of enforcement actions alleging that seemingly innocuous statements in privacy notices were “deceptive.” In particular, companies that post privacy notices online where...more

Domain Disputes

Domain Dispute Resolution including overview, cease and desist letter, Lanham litigation, and ICANN UDRP....more

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