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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.

Showing 12 posts from June 2017.

FTC Updates COPPA Compliance Plan

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently updated its compliance plan for businesses regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Read More ›

Fireside Chat with FTC Acting Bureau of Consumer Protection Director, Tom Pahl

On June 29, 2017, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Economics Committee hosted a Fireside Chat with FTC Acting Bureau of Consumer Protection Director, Tom Pahl.  The program offered an insightful behind the scenes view of the Bureau’s priorities now and in the future.   Read More ›

Scott Shaffer Quoted in New York Law Journal and Law360 on Second Circuit’s TCPA Ruling

The Second Circuit rules in favor of companies in the question of consumers' permission revocation. Read More ›

Second Circuit: You Cannot Withdraw Contractually Given Consent

TCPA ruling in conflict with prior case law Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman to Speak at ACI’s 29th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

Andrew Lustigman will speak at American Conference Institute's 29th National Conference on July 24 in Chicago Read More ›

Jelly Belly Sued for Failing to Adequately Disclose the Presence of Sugar in Its “Sports Beans”

With consumers ever more ingredient-conscious, brands must be careful of how they describe them, particularly when the product may be positioned as a “healthy” version. Read More ›

Swimsuit Company’s Instagram Promotion Goes Viral

Brands need to carefully plan all promotions and to expect the unexpected with social media. Read More ›

"How's It Going for You?": NAD's Revised Rules Two Years Later

Changes to the NAD’s procedures have been generally positive and have improved the efficiency of the self-regulatory process Read More ›

FTC Settlement with Trampoline Marketer Shows Risk in Using Fake Review Sites

The FTC considers review sites to be advertising and will hold marketers responsible for their content Read More ›