• 11.27.19

    FTC Closes Inquiry Into Textile Act Violations

    Continuing its focus on country-of-origin claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently closed an investigation into claims made by Thomaston Mills about its products covered by the Textile Products Identification Act.  

  • 11.19.19

    States Set to Regulate the Internet of Things (IoT)

    California enacted its law last year which applies to “any device, or other physical object that is capable of connecting to the Internet, directly or indirectly, and that is assigned an IP or Bluetooth address.”  

  • 11.19.19

    Bullock, DeGeneres Fight ‘Celebrity Endorsement Theft Industry’

    Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres have teamed up to combat fake endorsements in a new California state court action.  

  • 11.19.19

    Rap Song, Video Trigger Sharon Stone Lawsuit

    Accusing rapper Chanel West Coast of trying to capitalize upon her “extraordinary level of popularity and fame,” Sharon Stone filed suit against the musician over the song “Sharon Stoned.”

  • 11.19.19

    Clearing the Air: NAD Recommends Discontinuing Air Purifier Claims

    Performance and comparative superiority claims for an air purifier should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recently recommended, although the advertiser plans to appeal part of the decision.

  • 11.12.19

    FTC Issues Disclosures Guide for Social Media Influencers

    In a major outreach campaign to social media influencers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a basic disclosures guide, Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers, and released a series of short videos on YouTube to illustrate the requirements.

  • 11.12.19

    Accountability Program Targets Enhanced Notice

    In its latest decisions, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Accountability Program (the Program) worked with websites and mobile apps devoted to retail and pharmaceutical products on issues of notice.

  • 11.12.19

    Next Trend In ADA Suits: Gift Cards

    Here’s the latest fad in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits against retailers: demanding that gift cards contain braille.  

  • 11.12.19

    New in False Ad Suits: Mustard Origination, Fake Sales and ‘Natural’ Lotion

    New false advertising class actions filed by consumers allege that Maille mustard products are not made in France, that Old Navy touted fake sales and that St. Ives’ lotion is not “all natural” as described.  

  • 11.12.19

    Privacy Shield Passes Annual Review

    In its third annual review, the European Union gave the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield a passing grade and noted that “the U.S. continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data.”  



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