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It’s a Small World After All

USA - August 15 2017 If you think the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the only regulator paying attention to online endorsements and reviews, guess again. According to a…

Summer of Sequels: The FTC Joins the FCC in Releasing Consumer Complaints Regarding Purported Robocalls and Do Not Call Violations

USA - August 7 2017 Summer 2017 has seen and will see some well-publicized releases of sequels, remakes, and reboots: Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant; Johnny Depp back in…

Made in America Day/Week

USA - July 27 2017 The White House proclaimed July 17th as Made in America Day and last week as Made in America Week. As part of these events, the administration…

Change Starts Within: FTC Process Reforms Address CID Practices

USA - July 26 2017 Back in February we blogged about Acting Chair Ohlhausen’s first keynote address in which she outlined her three consumer protection priorities…

FTC’s Warning on Green Paint Claims Required a Second Coat

USA - July 19 2017 As we previously blogged, the FTC went after several paint companies (Benjamin Moore, ICP, YOLO and Imperial Paints) for advertising that their…

Golden Rules: The Rule 40 Deadline is Nearing the (Slalom) Gate; Advertisers Cannot Just (Figure) Skate Over the Regulation

USA - July 18 2017 Summer may just be heating up, but advertisers should already be thinking about and planning for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games because…

Arla’s Dairy Campaign Goes Sour After Court Enjoins Ad Claims Attacking rbST

USA - July 17 2017 Eighty-eight percent of consumers are willing to pay more for healthier foods. Manufacturers have responded by focusing marketing campaigns on the…

FTC Updates COPPA Guidance for IoT and New Consent Options

USA - July 14 2017 On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated one of its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance guides for…

If a Call Is Made From the Woods and Nobody’s Around To Receive it, Is it a TCPA Violation?: Ringless Voicemail FCC Petition Post-Script

USA - June 28 2017 Am I crazy? Did my phone Ring? These questions may have crossed your mind during that moment when you look down at the top left corner of your cell…

Supreme Court Strikes Lanham Act’s Disparagement Clause; Near-Term Effect Uncertain in Light of Other Viewpoint Based Prohibitions

USA - June 22 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on June 19, 2017 that the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause prohibiting federal registration of…