Advertising News & Analysis - September 6, 2012

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In this issue:

- Don't Miss Venable at ERA D2C

- FTC Publishes Guides for Mobile Application Makers

- Decision in Louboutin Case is Black & White & Red All Over

- Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

- Warning Letters Show FTC Wants Window Claims Squeaky Clean

- Cigarette Advertising Regulations Go Up in Smoke

- Upcoming Events

An excerpt from "Cigarette Advertising Regulations Go Up in Smoke"

On August 24, 2012, the D.C. Circuit struck down regulations promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which would have required cigarette packages to bear one of nine graphic images depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, writes Venable partner Leonard L. Gordon in a recent post to Venable’s advertising law blog, www.allaboutadvertisinglaw.com. Because the D.C. Circuit’s decision appears to be in conflict with a Sixth Circuit decision upholding that portion of the Act authorizing the FDA’s rule making, Gordon writes, the matter may be headed for the Supreme Court.

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