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FTC Revises “Green Guides”

If You Make Any Environmental Claims About Or Use Certification Marks on Products or for Services…The FTC has News for You. On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued its revised Guides for the Use of...more

REGULATORY: D.C Regulatory: The FTC’s Revised Green Guides Provide Direction for Renewable Energy Marketing Claims by Harold Shaw...

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently adopted revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides”).[1] The 2012 Green Guides, which modify a 1998 version, are not binding regulations but are...more

Energy Newsletter - November 2012

In This Issue: REGULATORY: Environmental: - Recent Common Sense Decisions on Source Aggregation: A Roadmap for Regulating Oil and Gas Emissions? D.C. Regulatory: - The FTC’s Revised Green Guides...more

Green Marketing Can Turn You Blue……If You Aren’t Careful

A couple of weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission issued its revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. Colloquially referred to as the “Green Guides,” they represent the latest in FTC thinking regarding...more

FTC's 2012 Green Guides: What Does It Mean for Your Advertising Strategy?

The Federal Trade Commission released its much anticipated “Green Guides” earlier this month. As discussed here, on Foley Hoag’s Law & the Environment blog, the guides seek to rein in the use of specious environmental...more

It’s Not Easy Being Green: FTC’s Revised Green Guidelines May Adversely Affect the Little Guy

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission released its revised Green Guidelines, providing parameters for advertising and marketing claims of supposedly eco-friendly products. The publication completes a two-year...more

FTC Issues Revisions to Its Guides for Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided important new guidance concerning environmental marketing claims, issuing revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (the "Green...more

FTC Issues Revised "Green Guides"

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued revised “Guides For The Use Of Environmental Marketing Claims” – the “Green Guides,” 16 CFR Part 260. The Green Guides originally were issued in 1992 and were revised in...more

So What's So Bad About Green Washing?

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) issued its revised “Green Guides.” The FTC first issued its Green Guides in 1992 to assist marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims. These guidelines...more

FTC Issues Revised “Green Guides”

On October 1, 2012, after many years of study and evaluations of several iterations, the Federal Trade Commission issued revised “Green Guides” targeting environmental marketing claims. The revised Green Guides include...more

"Green Advertising" and FTC 2012 Green Guides Update

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

FTC Releases Final Guides For “Green” Marketing And Environmental Claims

After years of deliberation, the Federal Trade Commission this week released its final “Green Guides” for environmental benefit claims. FTC’s final Guides are similar to the “proposed” guides, which FTC released for public...more

FTC’s New Green Guides For Making Environmental Claims

Purpose of the Green Guides - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently adopted revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides). The 2012 Green Guides, which modify a 1998 version, are...more

FTC Publishes Final Version of Revised Green Guides

The Federal Trade Commission, completing a multi-year review of its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (the "Green Guides" or "Guides"), issued the final version of the revised Guides on October 1. The Green...more

New FTC "Green Guides" Provision Sets Standards for the Use of Associations' Environmental Certifications and Seals of Approval in...

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides”), 16 C.F.R. Part 260. One of the most significant changes in the revised...more

Truth in Green Advertising: FTC Releases Final Revised “Green Guides”

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released final revisions to its Environmental Marketing Guides, commonly known as the “Green Guides.” The Green Guides, the FTC’s guidance document on enforcement of Section 5 of...more

New FTC “Green Guides” Address Environmental Claims in Advertising

Advertisers increasingly want to point out eco-friendly features in their consumer products and services. The FTC has now issued its long-awaited, updated “Green Guides” to address such claims....more

FTC's New Guidance Has Teeth to Go After Greenwashing

Companies who want to market their products as being good for the environment will need to back up their claims more carefully, in light of the Federal Trade Commission's new environmental marketing guidelines, released this...more

Worth the Wait? FTC Releases Final Revised “Green Guides”

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released final revisions to its Environmental Marketing Guides, commonly known as the “Green Guides.” The Green Guides, the FTC’s guidance document on enforcement of Section 5 of...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - October 2012

In This Issue: -01 The 2012 Republican And Democratic Party Platforms On International Trade -03 Argentine Protectionism -04 Solar Trade Wars Continue To Escalate -04 Advocacy Groups Challenge The Validity Of WTO...more

Advertising Law -- Oct 02, 2012: SPECIAL FOCUS - FTC Releases Highly Anticipated Revised Guides on Environmental Marketing Claims

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued yesterday the final version of its revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides" or "Guides"). While the final Guides continue to emphasize that...more

FTC Updates Green Guides

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released its years-in-the-making update of the Green Guides, which are intended to ensure that environmental claims about products are accurate and not deceptive. In a teleconference on...more

Russia WTO Accession: Russian Duma Passes Vehicle Utilization Fee That Could Discriminate Against Imported Vehicles

On 13 July 2012, the Russian Duma passed a law imposing a "utilization fee" on cars, which may have the effect of discriminating against imported cars. The Utilization Fee Law imposes a fee on vehicles imported into Russia...more

Energy Newsletter - June 2012

In This Issue: - DISPUTE RESOLUTION: International Arbitration Tips for Arbitration Agreements in International Energy Contracts - REGULATORY: - D.C. Regulatory: Courts Reject Post-Deepwater Horizon...more

Commerce Department Proposes Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department proposed tariffs of at least 31% on solar panels imported from China. The preliminary ruling found that Chinese manufacturers have been illegally "dumping" solar panels on the U.S....more

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