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Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014 #2

In this issue: - Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding? - FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims - Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act? - Upcoming Events - Excerpt from Cooking up...more

Advertising Law - July 2014 #2

Ninth Circuit Finds No TCPA Vicarious Liability for Taco Bell for Texts Sent By Franchisee - On July 2, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp. that is certain to give heart...more

FTC’s Recent Enforcement Cases for Misleading Recycled Content Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stepped-up its enforcement initiatives and recently settled two cases with companies that market plastic lumber and related products. FTC alleged that these companies misled consumers in...more

New Updated FTC Care Labeling Rules: “Do’s and Don’ts”

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) enforces federal labeling requirements that require manufacturers, importers, sellers and distributors of certain textile and wool clothing to accurately label their products. For example,...more

Advertising News & Analysis - April 10, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Updates Energy Labeling Rule - FTC Gives Cole Haan Pinterest Promotion the Boot - Major Class Action Victory for POM Decertifies Previous Class - Upcoming Events -...more

Advertising Law -- Nov 06, 2013

FTC Settles Over “Made in the U.S.A.” Claims - Back in business after the government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement involving products falsely advertised as “Made in the U.S.A.”...more

Advertising Law -- May 09, 2013

Harsh Criticism for Ad Industry Over DNT - The advertising industry faced harsh criticism at a hearing held by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.). He addressed the implementation of a federal Do Not Track program and...more

Advertising News & Analysis - May 2, 2013

In this issue: - NY Court Finds Name-Dropping Remains Protected in Art and Music - FTC Announces Staff Report on Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule - FTC Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes to...more

In-FUR-mation Update: New FTC Enforcement Policy for Retailers

Fur was a number one pick this winter season, as seen in magazine editorials, designer ads and fashion shows, showcasing its popularity in collections around the world. Whether jacket, purse, parka or boots, the Federal Trade...more

Advertising Law -- Feb 28, 2013

In This Issue: Manatt Partner Ken Kaufman Marks Ten Years as Co-Chair of PLI's Annual Entertainment Law Conference; Manatt Partner Ivan Wasserman Invited to Speak at Engredea Conference; Starbucks, Kraft Battle Over...more

Advertising News & Analysis - January 10, 2013

In this issue: - Old Rules Still Apply to New Technologies - NAD Says It Won’t Demur Just Because a Regulator OKs Language - Toys“R”Us Settlement Exposes Dark Side of Refund Policies - Hollister Gift Card...more

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (2nd Edition)

In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more

Proposed FTC Labeling Regulations Would Impact Manufacturers and Importers of Wearing Apparel

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed amendments to its Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods—found at 16 C.F.R. § 423 (the "Care Labeling Rule")—that, if adopted, would impact...more

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