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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 16 posts from April 2009.

FTC Warns Behavioral Marketers to Self-Regulate or Face Regulation

As described in this article from Reuters, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz told the Reuters Global Financial Regulation Summit in Washington on Monday, April 27th, 2009... Read More ›

FTC to Hold Public Workshop on Proposed Business Opportunity Rule Changes

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will hold a day-long public workshop on June 1, 2009 in Washington, DC, to explore proposed changes to the FTC's Business Opportunity Rule. Read More ›

FTC Names New Consumer Protection Chief

Signaling an increased activism on consumer protection issues, newly appointed FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz appointed Georgetown Law Professor David C. Vladeck as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Read More ›

On May 11, 2009, Andrew Lustigman Will Be Presenting on "Avoiding Greenwashing Accusations on the Global Stage"

On May 11, 2009, Andrew Lustigman will be presenting on "Avoiding GREENWASHING Accusations on the Global Stage" before the International Intellectual Property Society in New York. Read More ›

Second Circuit Rules Against Google

Just last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important trademark ruling that affects how businesses can advertise with Internet search engines. Read More ›

New Jersey Sues Verizon Over Deceptive FiOS Sales and Marketing Practices

The New Jersey Attorney General filed suit against Verizon alleging that its marketing, sales, billing and customer service practices for its FiOS television, telephone and internet services are deceptive and misleading. Read More ›

New York Attorney General Settles with Chase to End Monthly Fees

Chase offered some credit cardholders promotional rates for balance transfers that clearly included a one-time transaction fee. Read More › Settles Class Action and Agrees to Payments Up to $10,000,000

There is a proposed Settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit known as In Re:, Inc. Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 07-01820-JLT, Lead Case No. 06-11620 JLT, that is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Read More ›

Yo Quiero Taco Bell Now Yo Quiero Mi Dinero!

In January, 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Taco Bell is liable for the $42 million in breach-of-contract damages award to two Michigan admen who created the Chihuahua idea that served as the foundation for the fast-food chain's hit $500 million ad campaign in the 1990s. The campaign starring the talking dog as a beret-wearing revolutionary or sombrero-sporting bandit was a huge success. Read More ›

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