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The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

Unpaid Interns To Be Protected Under NYC Discrimination Law

The NYC Human Rights law was amended to provide unpaid interns with the same workplace protections as paid employees in New York City. Read More ›

New York Launches “START-UP NY”; Creates Tax-free Zones to Attract Start-up Companies

New York State is offering tax breaks through the launch of its new program, STARTUP-NY. Read More ›

FTC Provides Guidance on Social Media Promotions

Entry into a contest to receive a prize in exchange for endorsing a product through social media constitutes a material connection and the endorsement needs to be disclosed. Read More ›

Shaffer Predicts Upswing of Cell Phone Eavesdropping Class Actions

Scott Shaffer was quoted in Law360's article, "Appeals Courts Further Muddy Phone-Call Privacy Laws." Read More ›

Clarification on Bringing False Advertising Claims under the Lanham Act

The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the standard for bringing false advertising claims under the Lanham Act. Read More ›

Must Use Due Diligence When Buy From Lead Generators

Companies that use lead generators must exercise due diligence when they buy lists of phone numbers. Read More ›

Google Defeats Class Certification For Allegedly Scanning Gmail Accounts

Court: the question of consent is often a fact-intensive inquiry and may vary with the circumstances of the parties. Read More ›

Ezor Talks About Avoiding Privacy Suits in Law360

A recent proposed class action against Instagram raises a question about the application of any company's new privacy policy terms to a user’s existing content. Read More ›

FTC and UK Head Sign MOU Signaling Cross Border Privacy Enforcement

The FTC and the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom (UK) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intended to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies to protect consumer privacy. Read More ›