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Hat Makers Marketed Made-Up “Made In America” Claims, FTC Says

USA - August 3 2018 In January of this year, the FTC announced its complaint against the Bollman Hat Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SaveAnAmericanJob, LLC, for…

Trader Joe’s Candies Are Tart, But Not “Natural,” False Advertising Suit Claims

USA - August 1 2018 Trader Joe’s “Ts & Js Lemon Grapefruit Lime Tangerine Sour Gummies” have soured the palate of at least one consumer, according to a recently-removed…

Defendants Reach Settlement with FTC Over Deceptive Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

USA - July 27 2018 Operators of a get-rich-quick scheme have agreed to a permanent ban on the marketing or selling of certain types of software as part of a settlement…

FDA: “Milk” Probably Was a Bad Choice

USA - July 26 2018 Apparently even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on board with ‘90s nostalgia. This week, the agency effectively rebooted the nearly…

Battle of the Bottles: Jack Daniel’s Brings Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement Suit Against Texas Distilleries

USA - July 20 2018 Jack Daniel’s is fighting hard to protect its iconic, all-American image against purported copycats. The famous Tennessee whiskey brand filed a…

FTC Targets Risky “Free” Trials and Negative Option Plans in Complaint Against Marketers

USA - July 17 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been granted a temporary restraining order barring several online marketers from engaging in allegedly…

ANA Releases Version 2.0 of Media Agency Template

USA - July 12 2018 The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) released version 2.0 of the ANA Master Media Buying Services Agreement. The original template was issued…

A Claim of Epic Proportions: Epic Games Hits Back in Suit Against 14-Year-Old

USA - June 20 2018 Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”), the company behind popular video game “Fortnite,” has refused to stand down in its copyright infringement and breach of…

FTC Stops Another Deceptive Work-From-Home Business Coaching Scheme

USA - June 19 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently charged two Utah individuals and their telemarketing operation with violating the FTC Act and the FTC’s…

Elmo Needs a Hug: Sesame Workshop Loses its Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in Trademark Infringement Case

USA - June 8 2018 Last month, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that owns the famous children’s television show Sesame Street, filed a lawsuit against STX…