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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 10 posts from June 2008.

Payday Loan Lead Generators Settle FTC Charges

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. Read More ›

Court Ruling Has Naked Cowboy Singing A Happy Tune

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. Read More ›

New UK Consumer Protection Rules Enacted

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

FTC Cracks Down on Free Trial Offers

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. Read More ›

Fantasy League Decision Affirmed

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. Read More ›

Lustigman Recognized By Chambers USA

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

Andrew Lustigman to Lead Panel Discussion on Cosmetic Marketing Law Developments

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. Read More ›

Lustigman Featured in National Law Journal Article on SMS Promotions

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

Important Developments in the New York State Online Sales Tax

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

ABA Practical Lawyer Article Explores Compliance Considerations For User-Generated Content Promotion

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

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