• 05.16.19

    FTC Actions Emphasize Data Security

    In the most recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions alleging data security violations, the agency settled with an online rewards website and a dress-up games website over allegations that the sites failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data.

  • 05.16.19

    It’s a Deal: SAG-AFTRA Ratifies New Commercials Contract

    The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) members overwhelmingly voted to ratify the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, which was finalized by SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) on April 2, 2019, following months of negotiations.

  • 05.16.19

    A Catfight Over Copyright

    A photographer has filed suit against Clorox and its ad company for copyright infringement, arguing that the defendants made use of her photos far beyond what the parties agreed in the contract.

  • 05.16.19

    Update on State Privacy Laws

    In the latest developments surrounding state-level privacy laws, legislators advanced amendments that could ease the burden of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), while the Washington Privacy Act (WPA) appears dead in the water—for now.

  • 05.09.19

    Accountability Program Hits Milestone: 100 Decisions

    Congratulations to the Online Interest-Based Advertising (IBA) Accountability Program, which issued its 100th public action this week and a report documenting its work over the past eight years.

  • 05.09.19

    Plaintiff Dirties Panera’s ‘Eat Clean’ Claims

    A new class action lawsuit filed in California federal court accuses Panera Bread of false advertising based on a campaign promoting the fast-casual restaurant chain as a place to “eat clean.”

  • 05.09.19

    Plaintiff Seeks to Close the Door on Lowe’s Store-Closure Ads

    Are “store closing” signs misleading advertising?

  • 05.09.19

    #Trademark Infringement, California Court Rules

    Considering the defendant’s use of the plaintiff’s trademarks in hashtags and other social media posts, a California federal court granted a preliminary injunction to halt the use.

  • 05.02.19

    California Appellate Panel Upholds Validity of Pricing Statute

    Siding with the government, a California appellate panel held that section 17501 of the Business & Professions Code was not unconstitutionally vague on its face or as applied to national retailers accused of deceptive pricing.

  • 05.02.19

    ‘Puerto Rico’s Favorite Pasta’ Is Not Puffery, NAD Says

    Weighing in on a pasta advertising dispute, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Goya Foods discontinue claims that its Excelsior brand pasta was “Puerto Rico’s favorite pasta” in a challenge brought by Riviana Foods, the maker of competing brand Ronzoni.