Posts from June 2008.

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.

Less than a mile from The Lustigman Firm's offices in midtown Manhattan, a man calling himself The Naked Cowboy struts around Times Square in his tighty whities, posing for pictures with tourists in exchange for a couple of bucks.

Two payday loan lead generators have agreed to settle FTC charges that their Internet advertising stated payday loan costs and repayment periods without disclosing annual percentage rate (APR) information as federal law requires.

Chances are you've gotten offers to try a product or service through a "free trial." Companies use these offers to sell a variety of items, from books and CDs to videos, magazines, and pills. But as part of a trial offer, a company also must tell you if any conditions are attached to the deal.

The UK recently enacted sweeping new consumer protection rules that provide civil and criminal penalties for a variety marketing practices.

Fantasy football and rotisserie baseball players rejoice! The Supreme Court has allowed fantasy sports websites to use the names and statistics of professional athletes without the permission of the sports leagues or players unions.

Andrew B. Lustigman, partner at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, has been named an industry leader and notable practitioner in his primary practice area.

Andrew Lustigman to lead panel including FTC Senior attorney Thomas Cohn and NAD attorney Jennifer Fried on Cosmetic Marketing Law Developments at the SRI/American Lawyer Media's 5th Annual Cosmeceuticals Conference scheduled for June 26-27, 2008 at the Marriott Eastside Hotel in NYC.

Andrew Lustigman was featured in a National Law Journal story covering the premium SMS class action litigations.

Andrew Lustigman's article "Legal Considerations For Promotions Involving User Generated Content" appears in the American Bar Association's The Practical Lawyer (June 2008) .

The New York Online Sales Tax (commonly known as the Amazon tax because of its presumed target, went into effect on June 1, 2008.


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