Who doesn’t want young-acting skin? We’re not talking about the way skin acted in the zits-on-picture-day years, but rather the dewy glow of innocence – the Code of Youth.
A federal court has upheld the validity of the FTC’s recent rules for reporting certain transfers of exclusive patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements (“HSR”) Act.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and United States Department of Justice (DOJ) hosted a workshop on June 23, 2014 discussing the law and economics of “conditional pricing” programs.
Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee for Privacy, Technology and the Law about proposed Senate Bill 2171, “The Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014 (LPPA).”
Caution When Accepting Ads for Weight Loss Products—if a Claim Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably is!
On June 17, 2014, the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled “Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss Products,” during which media outlets were urged to pay closer attention to the accuracy of claims made in ads for weight-loss products.
Two recent FTC actions have confirmed once again that companies should not enter agreements to refrain from hiring each other’s employees.
Round Two for Snapchat: Agreement with the Maryland Attorney General Settling Claims of Consumer Deception and COPPA Violations
Just a little over a month after settling charges of false promises of disappearing user messages (among other things) with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), mobile app developer Snapchat, Inc. (“Snapchat” or “Company”) announced (blog post) that on June 12th the Company entered into an agreement with the Office of Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler to resolve similar claims of consumer deception as well as additional allegations of failure to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and its implementing rule (as amended, the “COPPA Rule”).
Customer loyalty programs are discounts and coupons provided by a retailer to its shoppers as an incentive and reward for repeat purchases.
As someone who has litigated extensively against federal regulators on advertising issues, I have first-hand knowledge of how difficult it is to prevail in a case brought by the feds.
Risky (Health Care) Business: Disclosure of FTC Data Security Enforcement Potential to Investors and Other Third Parties
Readers of this blog know that we have been tracking the FTC’s recent data security enforcement activities with a particular focus on the FTC v. LabMD case.