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FTC Warns Social Media Influencers and Advertisers about Failure to Disclose Relationships
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2017

Recognizing the growing role of social media and influencers in marketing today, the Federal Trade Commission announced on April 19 that it sent more

NAD Inquiry Results in Modified Celebrity Endorsements
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2017

As a result of an inquiry by the National Advertising Division, celebrity endorsements of FitTea were revised to better disclose material connections

New NAD Decision Addresses Product Reviews
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2017

The NAD recently announced a decision that touches upon various issues related to consumer reviews, including how paid endorsements should be

Professional Hockey Player Did Not Breach Morals Clause in Endorsement Contract, Ontario Court Rules
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2016

Brand owners have engaged celebrity endorsers to sell products for decades, but not all of them make it through a celebrity endorsement unscathed

Consumer Group Questions Kardashian Posts
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

On Monday, a consumer advocacy group announced that it had sent a letter to the Kardashian-Jenner family challenging how the sisters promote products

Sixth Circuit Rejects College Athletes’ “Legal Fantasy”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

The Sixth Circuit issued a short tongue-lashing this week, calling claims by former college athletes in Marshall v. ESPN, “a legal fantasy.” Former

Online business models and findings from compliance reviews are the focus of OSC annual registrant report
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2016

An update on registration initiatives, including the registration of online business models, and current trends in deficiencies and acceptable

FTC Looks to Influence Disclosures
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

DJ Khaled’s Snapchat account has quickly risen in profile over the past year, with his continuous snaps about meals, music, and the keys to success

FTC Settles with Herbalife Over Business Model and Misleading Earnings Claims
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

Herbalife’s 2 year FTC investigation came to an end last month when it settled with the FTC for $200 million, which will be distributed to former

NAD Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

The National Advertising Division (“NAD”) was busy this past week. The organization recommended that several companies modify or discontinue claims