Advertising News & Analysis - April 12, 2012

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In this issue;

- Two New Partners Join Venable’s Advertising, Marketing and New Media Practice

- NAD Refers Supplement Company to FTC

- FTC Orders Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers to Provide Data on Alcohol Advertising, Including Internet and Digital Marketing

- FTC Announces Schedule for Reviewing Regulations

- Groupon Settlement, New Developments in NJ have Implications for Gift Card Sellers

- Unfairness Makes Comeback Overseas: Is the US Next?

- FTC Blog Illustrates Lessons of Last Week’s “Bottom-Dollar” Enforcement Actions for Legitimate Businesses

- Events

An excerpt from "Groupon Settlement, New Developments in NJ have Implications for Gift Card Sellers"

Venable Partner Melissa Landau Steinman writes in a recent client alert that several important new developments in the gift card industry over the past couple of weeks may have serious implications for companies that sell gift cards and similar instruments in New Jersey and other states. She writes, "at the end of March and the beginning of April, several of the biggest gift card sellers announced that they would stop selling gift card products in New Jersey on the basis that they could not ensure that third parties would comply with the data collection provisions of the New Jersey stored value card law."

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Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Communications & Media Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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