Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it was taking additional steps to prevent the social media platform from being used to interfere with next year's elections in the United States.  Notwithstanding recent...

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Wright Medical Technology and Paragon 28 are competitors in the niche market of selling surgical plates and other devices used to repair bones in the foot and ankle.  The competition between the companies is particularly intense because Paragon was founded by a number of former Wright Medical...

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

CNN last week rejected two commercials for President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on the grounds that the claims in the commercials were false.  

CNN rejected the first commercial, entitled "Biden Corruption," saying that the claims in it...

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Can you advertise that your product is cheaper than a competitor's product when your product doesn't offer the same features?  Can you use a disclaimer to explain the differences?  These are some of the key issues in a false advertising lawsuit between two companies -- Asurion and SquareTrade...

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation announced more than 280 arrests in a law enforcement sweep aimed at schemes that trick individuals and businesses into wiring money to criminals. 

The arrests were part of Operation reWired, which was a four-month, multi-agency law enforcement...

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

Crystal Farms Refrigerated Distribution Company sells the Diner's Choice brand of refrigerated, ready-to-eat mashed potatoes.  The front label of the package includes an picture of the mashed potatoes with a pat of butter on top, along with the words "made with real butter."  The packaging also...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

Vietnam Warns Brands About Advertising on YouTube Videos That Contain "Anti-State Propaganda"

Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communication has reached out to various companies and told them to stop advertising on YouTube videos that contain "anti-state propaganda...

Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019

What do you do when a term that you are planning to use in advertising has more than one meaning?  Are you responsible for false advertising if consumers misunderstand the claim? That was the one of the issues in a recent lawsuit brought against computer storage device maker Sandisk.  

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Monday, Jun. 3, 2019

The United States Department of Health and Human Services finalized a new rule that requires most television commercial...

Tuesday, May. 28, 2019

What does it mean when an organization endorses a company's products?  What is the claim that is communicated -- and what substantiation is required?  That was the issue in a recent lawsuit against ...

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