The Fine Print

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Pamela M. Deese, Matthew Berlin, Matthew L. Finkelstein*, Emily B. Lewis, Helenka B. Mietka, Yusef Abutouq
The rise and widespread use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) continues to have major implications in the entertainment and music industries, particularly in relation to intellectual property.
Pamela M. Deese, Helenka B. Mietka
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against Williams-Sonoma, the parent company of Pottery Barn and PB Teen.
Dan Jasnow, Matthew R. Mills, Emily B. Lewis, Ashley N. Tomillo
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comments on potential improvements to the Energy Labeling Rule.
Pamela M. Deese, Emily B. Lewis
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is continuing its Made in America enforcement offensive in full force in 2024, further cracking down on companies for falsely advertising that their products are “Made in the USA” when, in reality, such products do not meet the thresholds that must be satisfied in order to legally make such claims.
Dan Jasnow, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D., Eric Sanchez
For many consumers, comprehending Shakespeare is easier than discerning which products are recyclable and which are not. California’s “Truth in Labeling” law (SB 343), which provides stricter regulations for what products or materials can display the “chasing arrows” recyclable symbol, may bring welcome clarity for consumers, even as it raises a host of new questions for manufacturers, suppliers, and brands.
Chris L. Bollinger, Helenka B. Mietka
Influencing has grown to a $21 billion industry. In response to the rapidly growing ubiquity of influencer-driven marketing, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published numerous guidelines for influencers and advertisers alike.
Ann H. MacDonald, Matthew R. Mills, Kylie S. Wood, Constance Zhou
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule aimed at eliminating certain "hidden" and "junk" fee practices. The FTC said that these fees, which may be undisclosed until late in the transaction process, are estimated to cost consumers 10s of billions of dollars annually.
Pamela M. Deese, Emily B. Lewis
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) comment period for a rulemaking to promulgate a trade regulation titled “Rule on the Use of Consumer Reviews and Testimonials” concluded on September 29.
D. Reed Freeman Jr., Helenka B. Mietka
On April 13, the Federal Trade Commission issued Notices of Penalty Offenses and cover letters to close to 700 advertisers of OTC drugs, homeopathic products, dietary supplements, and functional foods, putting them on notice of their obligation to have adequate substantiation of their claims.
Dan Jasnow, Emily P. Caylor
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action under the “Made in USA” labeling rule against Instant Brands for falsely claiming that its Pyrex-brand glass measuring cups were manufactured in the United States.
Anthony V. Lupo, Dan Jasnow
With growing consumer shift toward "sustainable" products, retail companies must ensure that claims of sustainability can be substantiated while planning ahead for anticipated changes to the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guide in 2022. Anthony Lupo and Dan Jasnow have your main takeaways.
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Anthony V. Lupo, Brian P. Waldman, Dan Jasnow
Many of us are familiar with the triangular “chasing arrows” recycling symbol that can be found on products and packaging
Anthony V. Lupo, Danielle W. Bulger, Sarah Alberstein
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Southern District of New York, finding that refurbished antique watches retaining an original manufacturer’s trademark and sold by a third-party defendant were not infringing.
Anthony V. Lupo, Matthew R. Mills, Dan Jasnow, Sarah Alberstein
Mattress manufacturer, Resident Home LLC and its owner, Ran Reske, will pay $750,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges over alleged misrepresentations that its mattresses were made from 100% USA-made materials in violation of an earlier FTC administrative order prohibiting the company
Anthony V. Lupo, Pamela M. Deese, Matthew R. Mills, Dan Jasnow
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on October 13, 2021, warned 700 major consumer products companies and national advertisers that any future violations of the FTC’s endorsement and testimonial guidance could result in civil fines of up to $43,792 per incident. While the notices do not allege a
Matthew R. Mills, Dan Jasnow, Sarah Alberstein
A federal district court recently found that a large diet and wellness company likely violated California’s Automatic Renewal Law by failing to send consumers confirmation emails that included specific instructions about how to cancel their subscription memberships.
Pamela M. Deese, Anjelica L. Fuccillo, Justin A. Goldberg
In a move that significantly departs from the NCAA’s strict stance against college athletes’ ability to capitalize on their name, image, and likeness (NIL), the NCAA Board of Directors approved interim policy changes on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, which suspend NCAA enforcement of NIL rule violations
Karen Ellis Carr, Dan Jasnow
Carbon-reduction claims, such as “carbon neutral” and claims about lower “carbon footprints,” are proliferating in the marketplace. Many of these advertising claims are based on the purchase of carbon credits, an environmental asset that represents a verifiable reduction in carbon dioxide (or other
Matthew R. Mills, Dan Jasnow, Sarah Alberstein
Rapper and actor Ice Cube sued the online trading platform Robinhood alleging false association, misappropriation of publicity rights, and unfair competition based on Robinhood’s use of Ice Cube’s image and a paraphrased lyric from his single, “Check yo self.”
Pamela M. Deese
Advertising and IP Licensing Partner Pamela M. Deese was recently a guest on the “Beyond the Shelf” podcast. In this second episode, she discusses what happens when brands make claims that are not or cannot be substantiated.
Pamela M. Deese
Advertising and IP Licensing Partner Pamela M. Deese was recently a guest on the “Beyond the Shelf” podcast and gave an overview of the types of claims companies can make in advertising, how to evaluate claims, and how to substantiate them.
Headlines that Matter for Privacy and Data Security.
Karen Ellis Carr, Dan Jasnow
Carbon-reduction claims, such as “carbon neutral” and claims about lower “carbon footprints,” are proliferating in the marketplace.
Anthony V. Lupo, Dan Jasnow, Sarah Alberstein
In an attempt to align with their clients' values, fashion companies have tried to manufacture and produce clothing that is ethically made and sustainable.
Jay L. Halpern, Dan Jasnow
With so much uncertainty, many brands are opting for a wait-and-see approach to social media advertising, though the approaches differ considerably from platform to platform.