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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 12 posts from April 2012.

Rosetta Stone Lives To Fight Google Another Day

Google has an AdWords program, which allows third parties to buy keywords, including trademarks, that generate sponsored links when someone types the word or phrase in an online search. Read More ›

The National Law Journal Names Olshan to "Midsize Hot List"

Olshan has been selected by The National Law Journal for its "2012 Midsize Hot List" of the top 20 midsize law firms in the U.S. Read More ›

Be Careful What You Tweet

Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are gaining in popularity with companies and individuals using these valuable tools as a quick and cost-effective way of promotion and advertising. Read More ›

NAD Refers Dietary Supplement Ads To FTC For Review

A recent case provides three valuable lessons to advertisers involved in proceedings before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (commonly referred to as the NAD). Read More ›

Class Action Lawsuits Filed in Response to Changes to Google's Privacy Policy

Two class-action lawsuits were filed on March 20, 2012, in response to changes to Google's privacy policies, which took effect March 1, 2012. David Nisenbaum, et al. v. Google, Inc., was filed in the Southern District of New York and Robert De Mars, et al. v. Google, Inc. Read More ›

Class Certified in Actions Against Abercrombie for Gift Cards

The Northern District of Illinois certified a class action lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch brought by unhappy shoppers. Read More ›

Kardashians Sued In Konnection With Their Endorsement of QuickTrim

Endorsers need to be careful about what they say about a product or service. Read More ›

Ezor Authors Article in Law 360

Major marketers launching innovative social media initiatives merit attention for their business impact as well as the legal issues they raise. Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman Quoted in Law360 on Verizon and Third-Party Billing

Andrew B. Lustigman tells Law360 that Verizon's decision to cease third-party billing is "an enormous blow for competition in the telecommunications marketplace". Read More ›

RockYou Settles COPPA and Data Security Issues

The FTC alleged that social media website RockYou knowingly collected approximately 179,000 children's email addresses and associated passwords during registration - without their parents' consent - and enabled children to create personal profiles and post personal information on slide shows that could be shared online. Read More ›

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