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FTC issues significant updated guidance for health-related claims

USA - January 17 2023 On December 20, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a guidance document to update and replace the FTC's 1998 brochure entitled Dietary…

John P. Feldman

FTC Gone Viral: Commission Puts 700+ Companies on Notice About Deceptive Endorsements

USA - October 14 2021 Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it sent “Notices of Penalty Offense” (the “Notice”) to over 700 companies in nearly…

Monique N. Bhargava, Jason Gordon

Mexico leads media transparency efforts with new law

Mexico - August 20 2021 On April 30, 2021, the Mexican Chamber of Senators and Deputies passed a new law on “Transparency, Prevention and Combating of Unfair Practices in…

Nick Swimer, Keri S. Bruce

FTC Seeks Monetary Penalties for Deceptive Marketing of COVID-19 Treatments in First Action under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act

USA - April 21 2021 Last week, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) together with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a new civil lawsuit filed against St…

Jason Gordon

FCC issues reminder to broadcasters on sponsorship IDs

USA - March 31 2021 Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an enforcement advisory to remind broadcasters of their sponsorship obligations…

Keri S. Bruce