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FTC Cleans Up “Free” B2B Marketing

USA - November 15 2017 The FTC is no stranger to cracking down on businesses offering so-called “free” products, only to charge the consumer for them later on. It wasn’t...


The FTC Sees Red Over 1-800 Contacts’ Advertising Agreements with Competitors

USA - November 14 2017 Usually this blog focuses on the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection challenging unfair or deceptive advertising. Not so today. Instead, we write...

Robert Davis.


9th Circuit Delivers Sweet Victory to Soft Drink Advertisers

USA - October 6 2017 San Francisco found itself in a sticky situation after the Ninth Circuit struck down a city ordinance that would have required soda companies and...

Kathleen K. Sheridan.


Operation Chokepoint - The Report of its Death May Be an Exaggeration

USA - October 6 2017 "Wait a minute," you may say, "the Department of Justice just announced that Operation Chokepoint was over. I read the letter." Yes, in an...

Michael S. Blume.


Mobile App Settles Charges with FTC that it Broke Pact with Consumers

USA - September 27 2017 Last week, in an ironic twist of fate, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged the operators of the Pact Mobile App, which paid consumers for...

Shahin O. Rothermel.