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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…

Reliance on sweepstakes official rules to avoid litigation requires publication

USA - October 6 2021 No one who plans and operates a promotional sweepstakes wants to litigate over the prizes. But one of the primary reasons an operator wants a set of…

Joint Commitment: Alcohol Producers and Major Agencies Create Standards for Influencer Alcohol Marketing

USA - October 4 2021 The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), which represents major global alcohol producers, partnered with leading advertising…

Personavera v. CHIME: An Innovation Contest Goes Sour

USA - September 29 2021 A lucrative prize incentive can be the engine for an exciting and socially beneficial innovation competition. Despite the good intentions of the…

Facebook Demolishes Housing Ad Discrimination Suit

USA - September 9 2021 The Northern District of California has dismissed for the third and final time a proposed discrimination class action against Facebook that…

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…

Sweet Victory: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Trader Joe’s Honey False Ad Suit

USA - July 22 2021 The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit that alleged Trader Joe’s Manuka Honey product labeling was misleading. Trader…

So Fresh and So Clean: Wet Ones Wipes Suit Dismissed

USA - July 16 2021 On June 7, 2021, the Southern District of California dismissed a case against Edgewell Personal Care, Co., alleging that defendants’ label on its…

Score One for the Student Athletes: NCAA Adopts Interim Name, Image, Likeness Policy

USA - July 1 2021 The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has officially adopted interim policy changes that will allow college athletes the opportunity to…

Maryland Legalizes Sports Betting and College Athletes’ Image Ownership

USA - June 24 2021 In May 2020, Maryland made two major moves in the sports world: it legalized sports betting and passed a law allowing college athletes to profit from…