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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 November 2012.

NAD Decision Demonstrates Perils In Relying Upon Regulatory Approval

Advertisers typically take comfort if their advertising has been approved by the governing regulatory agency. A recent NAD decision in the pet care context places that long-standing belief into jeopardy. Read More ›

Facebook "Hoax" Shows Privacy A Serious Matter for Users

In recent days, numerous Facebook users have posted a legal-sounding statement as an update to their pages containing some version of the following: Read More ›

Sweeping New Telemarketing Regulation Becomes Effective in New York

Effective November 12, 2012, sweeping new telemarketing legislation is now in effect in New York. Read More ›

Copyright Owners, Leading Internet Service Providers to Implement Copyright Alert System

By William MacDonald*

The Center for Copyright Information will soon implement a subscriber monitoring and alert system in which copyright owners and ISPs will monitor Internet traffic in an attempt to help identify potentially infringing peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material. Read More ›

Western District of Washington Becomes A TCPA Hotbed

The Western District of Washington has joined the Northern District of Illinois and the entire state of California as a hotbed of activity for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits. Read More ›

Contest Sponsor Discontinues Performance Claim Couched in 'Contest' Language

Earlier this year, Oracle sponsored a contest that was advertised on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers. Read More ›

NAAG Announces Top Ten Consumer Complaints List

The National Association of Attorneys General has announced the Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2012. Read More ›

Hurricane Sandy and the "Force Majeure" Clauses in Contracts

The seriously impacted by Hurricane Sandy may raise the possibility of potentially breaching contracts. Read More ›

Andrew LustigmanSpeaking at this Year's PMA Law Conference

Andrew Lustigman will speak at the 34th Annual Promotion Marketing Law Conference in Chicago, IL on November 13-14, 2012. Read More ›

Cases Address Distinction Between Telemarketing and Informational Call

It is not always easy to distinguish between telemarketing and informational calls because the line between the two can often become blurred. Read More ›

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