Posts Tagged: false and misleading claims


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
2 years ago 3

PolarityTE stock tumbles, harassed by activist short seller misrepresenting Public PAIR data

Whether the Citron report is intentionally wrong for the purpose of causing PolarityTE stock to tumble, which it has, or whether it is recklessly wrong, or just …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 22

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 Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

The settlement with MPHJ is the first time the FTC has taken action using its consumer protection authority against a patent assertion entity (PAE). PAEs are companies …

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 Charges Operators of Jerk . com With Deceiving Consumers

In its complaint the FTC charges that the defendants violated the FTC Act by misleading consumers that the content on Jerk.com had been created by other …

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, …

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 …

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

What is WIPO Doing to Combat International Patent Scams?

A conversation with Matthew Bryan, who is the Director of the PCT Legal Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) regarding what WIPO is doing to …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Cohn Part 2

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Part 1 of the interview was …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Patent Skullduggery: Patent Offices Warn of Patent Subterfuge

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) characterizes it as misleading, warning "don't be misled." The European Patent Office (EPO) calls it deceitful, characterizing it as "subterfuge," …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 10

Trademark Skullduggery: Lawsuit Challenges Publication Service

Leason Ellis LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in White Plains, New York, recently filed a complaint against USA Trademark Enterprises, Inc. of Sarasota, Florida. The …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 21