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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 37 posts in Advertising Law.

Andrew Lustigman Quoted in Luxury Daily and Mobile Marketer on the Fate of Net Neutrality

Andrew Lustigman, head of Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was quoted in Luxury Daily and Mobile Marketer on what the future of net neutrality—which protects online data from potential discrimination by Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) or by the government—could hold for digital marketers and consumers alike, especially in light of the recent appointment of Ajit Pai, an opponent of net neutrality, as the new FCC Chairman. Read More ›

Supreme Court Arguments: North Carolina Law Restricting Access of Sex Offenders to Social Media Sites

Is there a constitutional right to social media? The ongoing dialogue surrounding First Amendment concerns born out of the Internet and social media was the focus of Supreme Court oral arguments on Monday, February 27, 2017. Discussing a North Carolina law that prohibits registered sex offenders from participating in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, the justices’ comments seemed to suggest a likelihood that they would strike down such a law on First Amendment grounds. Read More ›

FTC Increases Scrutiny of “Made in the USA” Claims

Companies and advertisers need to ensure that any “Made in USA” claims they make are not misleading, as the FTC  has increased scrutiny of such claims. Read More ›

“Shark Tank” APP FTC Case Provides Lessons to Early Stage Tech Companies

Many early stage technology-based companies with promising ideas may compromise substantiating their product’s performance claims with the belief that there is time for compliance down the road.   The FTC’s recent case against the marketers of two app-supported smartphone accessories, advertised to accurately measure consumers’ blood alcohol content, and who received funding on Shark Tank, highlights the risk in waiting. 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 Participated At Annual NAD Conference

On September 26-27, 2016 the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council held their NAD Annual Conference. Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman Spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s Program on Advertising Law Institute 2016

On September 22-23, 2016 and October 19-20, 2016 Practising Law Institute presented “Advertising Law Institute 2016” in Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA respectively. Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman Quoted in Law360 Regarding FTC’s Lord & Taylor Settlement

Andrew Lustigman, head of the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was quoted following the FTC’s Lord & Taylor settlement focusing on native advertisements and endorsements in the article, “FTC's Lord & Taylor Action Shows Perils Of New Ad Strategies,” published in Law360 on March 15, 2016. Read More ›

Andy Lustigman Quoted in Digiday on Virtual Reality, the Latest Ploy to Target Kids

Olshan Advertising Partner Andrew Lustigman was quoted by Digiday, a New York-based online publication that covers the digital marketing industry, on legalities involved in marketing junk food to kids through McDonald’s new VR Happy Goggles.  Read More ›