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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.

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CARU Issues Revised Guidelines for Responsible Advertising to Children

The self-regulatory body that oversees advertising aimed at children, the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (“CARU”), has issued revised CARU Advertising Guidelines (the “Revised Guidelines”). The Revised Guidelines state that advertisers recognize that children have limited knowledge and sophistication, and as such their ability to evaluate the credibility of advertising is limited. It is within this context that the Revised Guidelines seek to ensure that advertising directed to children is not deceptive or inappropriate. The Revised Guidelines apply to advertising content targeting children under the age of 13. Read More ›

Void Quebec for Your Next Sweepstakes Promotion?: Peut-être pas si vite

An overwhelming number of US/Canada international sweepstakes promotions typically void the Canadian province of Quebec, resulting in Quebec residents being ineligible to participate. The province is typically voided because of a French translation requirement and a novel registration and tax regime based on prize value with the Regie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”). In an effort to expand sweepstakes offerings to this highly populated Canadian province, it has been reported that Quebec recently changed its promotion registration and tax requirements, making it easier to run international promotions open to Quebec residents. Read More ›

Record-Breaking Settlement Reached In Dietary Supplement Suit Regarding Pain Claims

Reckitt Benckiser agrees to pay $53 million to end class actions regarding dietary supplement pain relief claims. Read More ›

Andrew Lustigman Quoted in AdAge on the Advertisement Agreements Between TikTok and Brands

Andrew Lustigman, head of Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was quoted in AdAge (subscription required) regarding the impending ban that may happen to TikTok and how it would affect the brands that use the platform to publish its advertisements. Read More ›

The Legal 500 Publishes The United States: Pharmaceutical Advertising Q&A

Olshan Advertising & Marketing attorneys have authored a comprehensive Q&A, published by The Legal 500, which can be used as a general key to the legal framework and issues that surround the pharmaceutical advertising law in the United States. The attorneys that contributed to this Q&A include the Chair of Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Group Andrew Lustigman and attorneys, Safia Anand, and Morgan Spina

Click here for The Legal 500: Pharmaceutical Advertising Comparative Guide:United States: Pharmaceutical Advertising Q&A

Andrew Lustigman Speaks at ACI’s Food Advertising & Marketing Law Master Symposium

Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group chair Andrew Lustigman spoke at a virtual event held on July 17 for American Conference Institute’s (ACI) Food Advertising & Marketing Law Master Symposium. Entitled “Clarifying the Role of Influencers/Virtual Influencers in the Food Industry,” Mr. Lustigman’s session explored implementing practical best practices for engaging with influencers and how to effectively audit what they say, contracting with influencers (and knowing when a contract is not enough), the legal challenges the food industry faces when working with virtual influencers, and understanding why what an influencer says is not considered a testimonial.

Supreme Court Rules Willfulness Not Required For Disgorgement of Trademark Infringement Profits

Resolving a circuit split, the Supreme Court (the “Court”) has held that willfulness is not a precondition for disgorgement of an infringer’s profits from the infringement in a trademark infringement case. In Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc., the Court considered willfulness as but one of the factors that may be considered in deciding whether or not to award an infringer’s profits to a trademark holder, rejecting the premise that a showing of willfulness is required before an infringer’s profits may be awarded. Read More ›

FTC Chairman Simons Releases Statement Regarding Ongoing Work of the Consumer Production Bureau During COVID-19 Pandemic

FTC Chairman Joe Simons has released a statement addressing the FTC’s ongoing efforts to enforce consumer protections laws during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More ›

The In-House Lawyer Publishes The United States: Pharmaceutical Advertising Q&A

Olshan Advertising & Marketing attorneys have authored an extensive Q&A, published by The In-House Lawyer which can be used as a general key to the legal framework and issues that surround the pharmaceutical advertising law in the United States. Read More ›

Luxury Daily Publishes Article by Safia Anand on What Brands, Advertisers and Influencers Can Learn From #FyreFestival

Olshan Counsel, Safia Anand, published an article entitled “What Brands, Advertisers and Influencers can Learn from #FyreFestival” in the Luxury Daily, addressing the failed music festival Fyre Festival and the social media implications.  Read More ›

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