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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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Legislation Awaiting Final Signature Enhances Penalties for Marketing Fraud Directed at Senior Citizens

Legislation enhancing law enforcement efforts and increasing penalties for crimes targeted at America’s senior citizens now awaits President Trump’s signature after passing the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate in early August 2017. Read More ›

Racked Features Andrew Lustigman as Legal Source on Student Advertisers

Andrew Lustigman Is the featured legal source of the Racked article "Brands Want Students to Sell to Each Other" Read More ›

Digital Business Lawyer Publishes Article by Andrew Lustigman on the FTC’s COPPA Compliance Update

Digital Business Lawyer Publishes Article by Andy Lustigman on the FTC’s COPPA Compliance Update Read More ›

CARU Refers Genesis Toys, Maker of Cayla “Connected” Doll to FTC

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (“CARU”) recently referred the maker of “My Friend Cayla Party Time” children’s doll and its related “My Friend Cayla App” owned and operated by Genesis Toys to the FTC after the company did not respond to CARU’s initial privacy inquiry. Read More ›

Bloomberg BNA Quotes Andrew Lustigman on Google’s Privacy Policy

Andrew Lustigman is quoted by Bloomberg BNA on Google's privacy policy Read More ›

UPDATE: Influencers Continue to Post Sponsored Content to Social Media Without Adequately Disclosing that the Post Is a Paid Advertisement

In April, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent out 90+ letters to brands and influencers, notifying the parties of their obligations to disclose material connections in sponsored social media posts. Read More ›

Kokesh v. SEC: Potential Impact of Supreme Court Decision on FTC’s Restitution Practices

The FTC has increasingly relied on equitable monetary remedies (such as disgorgement based on gross revenues less returns) to avoid the applicability of an analogous statute of limitations defense.  The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kokesh v. SEC  may change that practice. Read More ›

FTC Updates COPPA Compliance Plan

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently updated its compliance plan for businesses regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Read More ›

Fireside Chat with FTC Acting Bureau of Consumer Protection Director, Tom Pahl

On June 29, 2017, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Economics Committee hosted a Fireside Chat with FTC Acting Bureau of Consumer Protection Director, Tom Pahl.  The program offered an insightful behind the scenes view of the Bureau’s priorities now and in the future.   Read More ›

FTC Settlement with Trampoline Marketer Shows Risk in Using Fake Review Sites

The FTC considers review sites to be advertising and will hold marketers responsible for their content Read More ›