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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.

Andrew Lustigman Speaking at 2022 ACI Food Law Conference

Andrew Lustigman, Chair of the firm's Advertising, Marketing and Promotion's Group and Co-Chair of Brand Management & Protection Group, will speak on the panel “Rethinking the Role of Loyalty Programs: Considerations for Food Manufacturers” as part of ACI’s Food Law Conference. Read More ›

Alleged Creator of Fake Reviews Sued in Federal Court

Facebook joins Amazon in pursuing reviews for sale

Facebook, through its parent company Meta, has filed a federal lawsuit against a company that allegedly produces and sells fake reviews and feedback for ads designed to increase an advertiser’s Facebook Customer Feedback Score. The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California against Chad Taylor Cowan of Australia, who does business under the name Customer Feedback Score Solutions. Read More ›

Data Entry Error on Phone Number Blocks Class Certification

TCPA liability reduced to $500 for Gold’s Gym

A recent ruling out of the Central District of California will prove to be very useful for telemarketers faced with class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). In Bustillos v. West Covina Corporate Fitness, Inc., United States District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. denied an order seeking class certification where it was clear that the call in question violated the TCPA. Read More ›

Intellectual Property Owners Beware: Russia Threatens The Established Order On Trademark And Patent Rights

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused chaos throughout the world and heartbreaking death and suffering to the people of Ukraine. In today’s global economy, the war has also resulted in consequences and instability beyond what is seen on the daily news. With sanctions from most Western countries and Russia’s own actions internally, global brands may begin losing their valuable intellectual property rights in Russia. Read More ›

Class Action Moves Ahead Over Dogecoin Sweepstakes

Defendants plagued by failure to include arbitration clause in sweepstakes rules

A class-action lawsuit against an online sweepstakes operator will go forward despite the plaintiffs’ admitted agreement to an arbitration clause. The sweepstakes offered the chance to win $1.2 million in Dogecoin, a type of cryptocurrency. The plaintiffs in the Northern District of California district court action, styled Suski v. Marden-Kane et al., initially agreed to arbitrate all disputes at the time they opened their online accounts with defendant Coinbase Global, Inc. Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman and Morgan Spina Serve as Panelists on CLE Webinar on Ecommerce Marketing

On May 12, 2022, Andrew Lustigman, Chair of the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotion’s Group and Co-Chair of Brand Management & Protection Group and associate Morgan Spina will present at the Federal Bar Association webinar “Suppressing Negative Reviews Can Lead to Legal Trouble.” Read More ›

Olshan's Brand Management & Protection Attorneys Present Webinar on Understanding U.S. Trademark Registrations

Olshan's Brand Management & Protection Group is presenting an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 on Understanding U.S. Trademark Registrations. Read More ›

Bloomberg Law Quotes Mary Grieco on Russian IP Concerns

Olshan Intellectual Property/Brand Management and Protection partner Mary Grieco was quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law article (subscription required) entitled, “Russian IP Animus Fuels Risk, Uncertainty as Firms Recalibrate.” Read More ›

FTC Once Again Focuses on Earnings Claims

FTC's recent actions regarding earnings claims makes clear that the agency is focused on challenging earnings claims, particularly those that are atypical. Read More ›

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