Posts Tagged: false advertising


FTC Upholds Decision on Deceptive Advertising of Pomegranate Products

The Commission issued a Final Order that bars the POM marketers from making any claim that a food, drug, or dietary supplement is “effective in the diagnosis, …

Amazon Wins Small Victory Against Apple Over App Store

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton while there are similarities in the names of the digital application storefronts, Apple has not proved that Amazon has in fact …
By Corinne Kerston
7 years ago 0

FTC Stops “History Sniffing” by Online Advertising Network

An online advertising company agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used “history sniffing” to secretly and illegally gather data from millions of consumers about …

Fake News Sites Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising

The Clickbooth affiliate network has agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its affiliate marketers deceived consumers through bogus weight-loss claims on fake …

Fat Freezing Body Sculpting at Center of Trademark Dispute

The technology that involves cooling fact cells to reduce the amount of body fat is the center of a new trademark complaint. Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc has filed …
By Corinne Kerston
8 years ago 0

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers to Believe Their Paints Were Free of Potentially Harmful Volatile Organic Compounds

The two companies agreed to settlements with the FTC requiring them to stop making the allegedly deceptive claim that their Dutch Boy Refresh and Pure Performance interior …

Trademark Scammers Out of Business Thanks to Leason Ellis

Yesterday Leason Ellis announced that the case has been resolved with the signing of a consent decree and Settlement Agreement. Without a doubt this can be characterized …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

Skechers to Pay $40 Million for False Advertising

Yet another ad that the FTC took issue with was one featuring celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke, which aired during the 2011 Super Bowl. In the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

Does the First Amendment Protect False and Misleading Speech?

Yes, I had the audacity to say what is objectively correct. There is no absolute right under the First Amendment to engage in false or misleading speech. …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 40

Subway… More Meat? Right!

Who would not want to buy a sub or sandwich that looks like the subs that are shown on the Subway website, or those that are shown …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 3