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SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs - On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more

SCOTUS Clears District Court Jam Over Test for Standing in False Advertising Cases

Printing has not been this interesting since Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert bickered over paper sales and Michael Scott told off-color jokes in “The Office.” Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped into the laser...more

Advertising News & Analysis - March 27, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Seeks Comment on Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules - Ink Still Drying on Supreme Court's Lexmark Decision - FTC says Weak Disclosures? Special Effects, Too? Nissan's on the Dark...more

Advertising Law

FDA “Dislikes” Drug Company’s Facebook Page - Switzerland-based IBSA Institut Biochimique SA recently got a thumbs-down from the Food and Drug Administration over a Facebook ad for its hypothyroidism drug, Tirosint,...more

Advertising Law - Feb 13, 2014

FTC Drives Car-Related False Ad Suit to Settlement - The Federal Trade Commission recently settled charges with Nissan North America and its advertising agency over deceptive advertising for the Nissan Frontier pickup...more

Advertising Law -- Jan 16, 2014

FTC Makes New Year’s Resolution to Target Deceptive Weight-Loss Claims - While many Americans made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or get in better shape, the Federal Trade Commission resolved to eliminate...more

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines...more

Advertising Law -- Dec 06, 2013

FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers - In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more

Obama Administration and Congress Taking Aim at Patent Enforcement Tactics

The subject of patent assertion entities ("patent trolls") has received a lot of attention in recent weeks. The federal government is now taking action on numerous measures to combat the persistence of these patent trolls....more

Advertising News & Analysis - July 18, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Finalizes EnergyGuide Label Changes - Brand Protection: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - Staffing Announcements Set Tone at FTC - FCC Rules May Disconnect Marketing to Mobile...more

Advertising Law -- Jul 19, 2013

California AG Reports on Data Breaches - In a new report, California Attorney General Kamala Harris revealed that 2.5 million state residents were the victims of a data breach in 2012, with the average breach...more

Bloomberg Law: Actavis Court Requires Case-by-Case Analysis of Anticompetitive Effects of Reverse-Payment Settlements

This article analyzes the US Supreme Court's recent antitrust decision in FTC v. Actavis, which held that that courts should apply the rule of reason in analyzing reverse-payment settlements. ...more

Advertising Law -- May 16, 2013

In This Issue: Linda Goldstein to Provide Insight on FTC’s Dot Com Dislosure Guidance at Upcoming Bloomberg BNA Webinar; “All Natural” False Ad Suits Continue, Stalled; Wake Up! FDA Considers Caffeinated Foods;...more

Advertising News & Analysis - March 28, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Changes to EnergyGuide Labels - Venable’s Advertising Practice Named to Chambers USA Shortlist - Protect Your Brand Against New Top-Level Domain...more

Advertising News & Analysis - February 21, 2013

In this issue: - Cordray Outlines CFPB’s 2013 Agenda - "It's My Trademark" No Defense in NAD False Advertising Challenge - This Just In: FTC Has Big Plans for 2013 - Upcoming Events An excerpt from...more

New EU Counterfeit Goods Regulation

On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more

FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Testimonials- Regulation of Advertising

I. FTC REGULATION OF ADVERTISING. Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Commission has broad authority to prohibit "unfair or deceptive acts or practices" in interstate commerce. 15 U.S.C. § 45. This is...more

It's Our Name - Live With It

A networking distributor cannot help but being blurry-eyed as he or she reads through the dense language of the policies and procedures and contractual agreements of a network marketing company. Such agreements are a close...more

Advertising News & Analysis – November 29, 2012

In this issue: - Hotel Operators Receive FTC Warning Letters About Pricing Practices - FTC and CFPB Tell Mortgage Advertisers to Watch Their Ads - Differentiation Is Not Just in the Eye of the...more

Advertising News & Analysis - October 4, 2012

In this issue: - FTC’s Green Guides: What You Need to Know - Marketing to Teens and Tweens Is Anything but Child’s Play - FTC’s Green Guides: “Qualify Those Stinkin’ Badges” - CFPB’s Start-up Style Is No...more

Advertising News & Analysis - May 24, 2012

In this issue: - Vote Now - CFPB Solicits Public Comment on Pre-paid Cards - FTC Judge Rules on Forbidden Claims for the Forbidden Fruit - New Insurance Helps Small Companies Defend IP - Appellate...more

Advertising Law -- March 14, 2012

In This Issue: *Manatt Partners Christopher Cole and Edward Glynn Invited to Speak at ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting *Battle Over “Coach” Needs a Ref *The FTC’s Top 10 . . . Complaints, That Is *Fight...more

PME : comment lutter efficacement contre les contrefaçons

Présentation lors du colloque de l'Union des Fabricants. Propositions pour faciliter la lutte contre la contrefaçon subie par une PME...more

Advertising and Marketing- August 18, 2011

IN THIS NEWSLETTER: *Special Alert: Planning to attend ERA's D2C Conference in Las Vegas? *FTC Seeks Public Comment on Consumer Product Warranty Rules *W3 Innovations Cries Uncle After FTC Alleges COPPA...more

FTC Considers Updating Online Advertising Guide

The Federal Trade Commission announced on May 25, 2011 that it is considering updting and reissing its Online Avertising Guide known as "Dot Com Disclosures" issued in 2000 to provide guidance to businesses about how FTC law...more

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