Posts Tagged: false advertising


False Advertising, Free Speech, and the Fight Over Plant-based and Lab-Grown Meat Alternatives

Missouri made history in August 2018 when it became the first state to regulate the use of the word “meat” on product labels. The new legislation takes aim …
By Yitzchak Besser
1 year ago 3

Eight Circuit Reverses Finding that Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Trademarks are Valid

On Friday, November 2nd, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a decision in Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. v. Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc., et. al. …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Hologic Wins $4.8M in Jury Verdict After Judge Determines Assignor Estoppel BarredPatent Invalidity Defenses

On July 27th, a jury verdict entered in the District of Delaware awarded $4.8 million in lost profit and reasonable royalty damages to Marlboro, MA-based medical technology company …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Alibaba Files U.S. Trademark Infringement Suit Against Cryptocurrency Firm Alibabacoin

Alibaba alleges that defendant Alibabacoin (ABBC) Foundation has engaged in an unlawful scheme to misappropriate the Alibaba name in order to raise over $3.5 million in cryptoassets from …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

The Commodores Trademark Lawsuit and its Effect on IP in Entertainment

Grammy Award winning funk, soul band The Commodores—whose hit singles include Easy and Brick House—recently won a trademark infringement lawsuit against its ex-bandmate and founding …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 years ago 0

How Consumers Can Protect Themselves from False Advertising in Retail

In September 2014, a California woman named Linda Rubenstein sued Neiman Marcus over allegedly misleading price tags at their “Last Call” line of stores. In the case, Rubenstein …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
3 years ago 0

FTC cracking down on bogus health products

The federal regulatory agency in charge of assessing health claims for goods and services sold to American consumers is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

The FTC’s complaint against Sony charges the company with making false claims about the PS Vita’s “cross platform gaming” or “cross-save” feature. Sony claimed, for …

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging …

SCOTUS: FDA Regulations No Bar to Lanham Act Claims

The Supreme Court reversed a decision from the Ninth Circuit that held that within the realm of labeling for food and beverages, a Lanham Act claim asserting …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

FTC Settles Deceptive Environmental Claims for Mattresses

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders in three cases involving allegedly deceptive environmental claims for mattresses. The FTC’s …

FTC Cracks Down on Misleading Environmental Marketing Claims

The Federal Trade Commission today announced six enforcement actions, including one that imposes a $450,000 civil penalty and five that for the first time address biodegradable plastic claims, …

FTC Stops Deceptive “Made in America” Claims

Under the proposed order, the company is prohibited from claiming that any product is made in the United States unless that product is all or virtually all …

Leason Ellis Sues Another Trademark Scammer in Federal Court

The firm is back at it again in 2013 taking on another alleged trademark scam operation after successfully prevailing in a similar claim just over 1 year ago against …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Playboy’s Trademark and False Advertising Complaint Dismissed

Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. v. Play Beverages, LLC, et al., U.S. District Judge S. James Otero has granted the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss on the basis …
By Adrienne Kendrick
7 years ago 0