• 09.15.10

    FTC Settles Charges over Deceptive Reviews

    In the first application of the new guidelines on testimonials and endorsements, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with a public relations firm accused of illegally advertising its clients’ gaming applications by having employees pose as consumers and post reviews on iTunes.

  • 09.10.10

    FTC to Release Green Guides in Coming Weeks

    Recent reports suggest that the Federal Trade Commission will release the new Green Guides within the next few weeks—the first guidelines on environmental marketing in the last 12 years.

  • 09.07.10

    FTC Targets Marketers of Acai Berry and Colon Cleansing Products

    The Federal Trade Commission requested, and a federal judge granted, a temporary restraining order that prevents several makers of acai berry and colon cleansing products from further advertising their respective products in a false and misleading way.

  • 08.31.10

    Legislators Seek Answers About Tracking Mechanisms

    Reacting to a recent series of articles in The Wall Street Journal, Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) sent letters to 15 Internet companies questioning their practice of allowing third-party advertising companies to install cookies and other tracking mechanisms on ...

  • 08.18.10

    Gillette Settles Razor Ad Suit for $7.5 Million

    A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement in a multi-district class action suit against Gillette, accusing the company of misstating the efficacy of its M3 Power Razor in ads. Gillette agreed to pay $7.5 million.

  • 08.16.10

    Manatt Attorneys Take Center Stage at Leading Industry Events

    How can you be sure that claims in your food packaging and marketing will pass scrutiny?

  • 08.12.10

    House Committee Approves Internet Gambling Bill

    The House Financial Services Committee made a major step to legalize online gambling by approving, with bipartisan support, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act.

  • 08.03.10

    Linda Goldstein to Participate in ERA Breaking-News Webinar

    On August 5, 2010, Linda Goldstein, chair of Manatt’s Advertising, Marketing & Media Division, will join a panel of distinguished colleagues to discuss a hot button question facing the direct response industry: “Has the FTC Strengthened its Claim Substantiation ...

  • 07.26.10

    Manatt Partners to Discuss Key Enforcement Concerns for Food and Dietary Supplement Companies

    On August 26, 2010, Manatt partners Ivan Wasserman and Christopher Cole will lead a discussion focused on the most significant risk factors facing food and dietary supplement companies and how to prepare for an expected uptick in enforcement activity in the coming months. 

  • 07.20.10

    Advocacy Groups to FTC: Strengthen, Broaden COPPA

    Seventeen advocacy groups formally requested that the Federal Trade Commission increase privacy protections for children on the Internet by broadening the definition of “personal information” and extending the reach of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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