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Supplement Guide Not Subject To Lanham Act

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Avatars May Be the Basis for a Right of Publicity Claim, but to get to a Jury a Celebrity has to First Show Substantial Identifiable Characteristics

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NYAG Goes After Charity Schemes

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Trump Nominates Schumer Counsel as FTC Commissioner

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Court Affirms Dismissal of Organic Baby Formula Claims

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Court Lets "Up To" Lawsuit Move Forward

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YouTube Updates Its Policy on Gun-Related Content

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Google AdWords Updates Its Ticket Reseller Policies

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Beer Brand Under Fire Over Religious Concerns

The Universal Society of Hinduism is protesting a brewery's release of Ganesh beer.  The Society's President said that it is...

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Court Narrows FCC's TCPA 2015 Order

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Court Says It's OK to Label a Board as "Two by Four," Even if Those Aren't Its Actual Dimensions

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New Social Media Law in the UAE and Other Global Updates from the ANA Advertising Law Conference

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New York AG to Toys R Us: Don't Be Scrooge

Senator Charles Schumer (D.NY) announced today that he is urging the Federal Trade Commission to take an immediate look into troubled...

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Iced!

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Google Releases Bad Ads Report for 2017

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Quinoa Believe It?

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Snapchat Update

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Slack Jawed

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New York AG Releases Top Ten Frauds for 2017

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France Seeks to Curtail Sexist Advertising

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Game Company Introduces Parent-Kid Contracts for Playtime

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FTC Loosens Consent Order Restrictions for Sears

Prior to 2009, Sears paid consumers $10 to download certain software that would track the user's browsing history.  The FTC said...

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NAD Reviews "#1," "Best," "Dare to Compare," "Unbeatable Prices," and more, and all in one case

Behr Process Corporation's ads for its Behr line of paints and stains were challenged by Sherwin-Williams.  The ads contained a best...

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U.K.'s ASA Bans Ad Objectifying Women

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Another FTC Inquiry About "Made in USA" Claims

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What does the ASA's Top 10 of 2017 say about the ASA and the British public?

Yet again this year, the 10 ads that garnered the most complaints to the ASA had some interesting shared features. 

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ASA Issues Guidance on Native Advertising

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Diet Coke Defeats Class Action False Advertising Claims

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FTC Reports $905 Million Lost by Defrauded Consumers

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Update on Advertising Law from Jamaica

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FTC Nominees Approved by Senate Committee

On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved President Trump's four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission. 

Joseph Simons...

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