• 05.30.19

    Virtual Currency Gets Real Social Media Ads

    Reversing course, Facebook has relaxed the advertising standards for the promotion of blockchain, cryptocurrency and other financial products on the social media site.

  • 05.30.19

    FTC Commissioners Discuss Authority

    The commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently appeared before Congress, testifying before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, and sitting down with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer ...

  • 05.30.19

    Supreme Court: Bankruptcy Law Cannot Unilaterally Revoke Trademark License

    In Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, the Supreme Court, in an 8-to-1 decision, held that bankrupt trademark owners cannot use bankruptcy law to unilaterally revoke a trademark license.

  • 05.29.19

    Law Now Protects Employees’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

    The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits employment-related discrimination and retaliation on the basis of an employee’s “sexual and reproductive health decisions.”

  • 05.28.19

    CCPA Update: Reform Measures on the Precipice?

    California’s sweeping consumer privacy and data security law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, is set to take effect in 2020 despite concerns that big problems with the new law remain unresolved.

  • 05.23.19

    FTC, App Stores Break Up With Dating Apps

    Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store dumped three dating apps after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a warning letter to their operator about apparent FTC Act and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) violations.

  • 05.23.19

    NAD Washes Out Superiority Claims in Tide Pods Commercial

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Procter & Gamble (P&G) discontinue a television commercial featuring a comparative product demonstration performed by former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

  • 05.23.19

    Cochlear Implant Magazine Ad Gets NAD Attention

    A cochlear implant company has agreed to permanently modify its magazine advertising after the National Advertising Division (NAD) reviewed a problematic ad as part of its routine monitoring program.

  • 05.23.19

    North Dakota Jumps on Auto Renewal Law Bandwagon

    Joining the recent trend of jurisdictions stepping up oversight of automatic renewal laws, North Dakota has enacted a measure regulating auto renewal provisions in the state.

  • 05.22.19

    Supreme Court Considers, Rejects TCPA Cases

    In U.S. Supreme Court news, the justices heard oral argument in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case with broad implications and denied certiorari in an appeal of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) stance that the use of soundboard technology constitutes a robocall.