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Advertising Law Blog

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.

U.S. Direct Mail Enforcement Takes An Unprecedented Turn

On September 22, 2016, various branches of the U.S. government announced unprecedented enforcement actions targeting sweepstakes, prize promoters, and astrology direct mailers, as well as their suppliers. The actions will likely dramatically impact direct marketers and their suppliers for the foreseeable future. Read More ›

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – Is there a workable framework?

On July 12, 2016 the European Commission formally approved and adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Read More ›

New York Law Journal Publishes Article on Social Media in Brand Promotion by Andrew Lustigman and Safia Anand

Olshan lawyers Andrew Lustigman and Safia Anand authored an article published in the New York Law Journal’s Fashion Law Report on September 12, 2016, entitled “Legal Pitfalls for Fashion Brands in Social Media.” Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman To Participate at ACI's 5th Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance

The American Conference Institute’s 5th Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance: Social Media, Sweepstakes & Promotions will be taking place on October 17-18, 2016 in New York, NY. Read More ›

Shaffer Comments on Trump's Presidential Candidacy and Trump University’s Pending Trial

A high-profile trial involving a potential Presidential nominee, especially during elections, will make it difficult to facilitate a fair trial and allow forward progress in the case. Read More ›

Shaffer Comments on TCPA's Recent Exceptions

DataGuidance article entitled "FCC 'treading on thin ice' with TCPA Declaratory Ruling," draws directly on quote from Scott Shaffer. Read More ›

FCC Issues New Exceptions To Robocalling Rules

Schools, utilities join debt collectors, health care providers and the Government itself. Read More ›

FDA Announces Amendment to Domestic and Foreign Food Facility Registration

A Final Rule has been issued by the FDA amending its regulations for registration of foreign and domestic food facilities. Read More ›

Shaffer Quoted in The Pennsylvania Record Regarding Stoops v. Wells Fargo Bank

The United States District Court in Western District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment against woman with 35 cell phones.  Read More ›