• 02.05.20

    ‘Krab Mix’ Claims Are Clawless, Court Rules

    A deft use of the letter “k” enabled P.F. Chang’s China Bistro to dodge a false advertising lawsuit alleging it failed to serve customers real crabmeat.  

  • 01.28.20

    Influencer Post Lacked Necessary Disclosure, Says British Ad Authority

    The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cracked down on influencer advertising, finding that even if a company did not explicitly require the influencer to post on its behalf, the simple fact that the individual has a relationship with the brand still must be disclosed.

  • 01.28.20

    Beer Ads Up to Code, Self-Regulatory Body Concludes

    A beer company’s ad campaign did not run afoul of the industry’s self-regulatory principles, the Code Compliance Review Board (CCRB, or the Board) of the Beer Institute recently determined.

  • 01.28.20

    Models’ False Ad Suit Against Strip Clubs Moves Forward

    A Connecticut federal court refused to dismiss Lanham Act false advertising claims filed by a group of models against two strip clubs that used their images without permission.

  • 01.28.20

    Let the Games Begin: USOPC Releases Personal Sponsor Commitment

    As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw nearer, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has released the much-anticipated Personal Sponsor Commitment (PSC).

  • 01.22.20

    Lawmakers Propose COPPA Expansion

    A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), broadening the existing statutory protections to include youth under the age of 16.

  • 01.22.20

    NARB: Customer Stories Should Come to an End

    Reviewing two commercials featuring a “paid real customer story” where the individuals recounted an experience with Verizon Wireless service, the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that the ads be modified or discontinued.

  • 01.22.20

    JLo Character Hustles Into Court Over Publicity Rights

    The inspiration behind the character portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in the 2019 film Hustlers has filed a $40 million publicity rights and defamation action against the production companies behind the movie.

  • 01.22.20

    Yelp Disclosures Cost Mortgage Broker $120K in FTC Deal

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) struck a deal with a mortgage broker who revealed personal information about consumers after they posted negative reviews of his service on Yelp.

  • 01.14.20

    New Year, New NAD Fees and Procedures

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) started 2020 with updated fees and the announcement that new procedures would be implemented in the coming months.

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