• 08.06.19

    Marine Corps Shoots Down Trademark Use by Congressman

    The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) recently issued a cease-and-desist letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) requesting that the congressman stop using its trademarks in his campaign.

  • 08.06.19

    Meat Alternative Company Starts Beef With Arkansas State Law

    Where’s the beef? In Arkansas federal court, where the Tofurky Company challenged a new state law that prohibits the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives as “burgers,” “beef,” “pork” or “sausage” or other meat-related terms.

  • 08.06.19

    Chocolate Company Tastes Class Action Over National Origin Claims

    In a new false advertising class action, a Virginia resident accused Godiva of deceptively promoting its chocolate products to make them seem as if they were made in Belgium—despite the fact that they are produced in Pennsylvania.

  • 07.30.19

    Don’t Sleep On Price Comparison Claims, NAD Cautions

    Nectar Sleep LLC should discontinue “limited offer” advertising claims for its Nectar mattress, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended in a challenge brought by competitor Tuft & Needle.

  • 07.30.19

    FTC Announces COPPA Rule Review

    Citing rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked for feedback on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule and whether additional changes are needed to improve its effectiveness.  

  • 07.30.19

    Feds Jump On Auto Renewal Law Bandwagon

    Following in the footsteps of several states that recently enacted new bills or amended existing legislation on automatic renewal contracts, federal lawmakers have jumped on the bandwagon.  

  • 07.30.19

    Court Pins Down Company’s Pinterest Copyright Infringement

    By re-pinning a Pinterest image that included a copyrighted photograph, a company infringed the copyright in the photo, a federal judge in Hawaii has ruled.  

  • 07.23.19

    NAD Lowers TaxSlayer’s Ratings Claim

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) slayed “#1 Rated” claims made by TaxSlayer LLC, recommending, in its ruling on a challenge brought by competitor Intuit Inc., that the advertiser discontinue the unsupported message.  

  • 07.23.19

    Regulators Take Action Against Robocalls

    Together with state, federal and local agencies, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a crackdown on illegal robocalls.  

  • 07.23.19

    Court Tosses Rule Mandating Drug Price Disclosure in Ads

    A Washington, D.C., federal court judge sided with pharmaceutical companies and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), halting a new rule that mandated the inclusion of the list price, also known as the wholesale acquisition cost (WAC), in television ads for certain prescription ...