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Significant Changes in Advertising Law 2012
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Advertising in all its forms can be an effective method for a company to make the public aware of its products. From tried and true print ads all the way to the wild world of online marketing advertising can bring great rewards and with some significant legal pitfalls.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key thought leaders and experts to help you thoroughly understand Advertising Law.

They will discuss the following key issues in this 2-hour LIVE webcast:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 114216
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Significant Changes in Advertising Law 2012 LIVE Webcast :

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Dori Ann Hanswirth, Partner,
Hogan Lovells LLP

  • 1. Update on using a competitor’s trademark in keywords for internet searches
  • 2. Update on luxury goods cases, particularly the Christian Louboutin case going to the Second Circuit on whether red-soled shoes are a source identifier
  • 3. Update on environmental claims in advertising, and any update on the FTC’s green guides
  • 4. A discussion of a recent SDNY decision holding that a cat litter ad was false and misleading, and criticizing the scientific study submitted by the plaintiff because it did not mimic real world conditions.

Lesley Anne Fair, Senior Attorney - Bureau of Consumer Protection,
Federal Trade Commission

  • • Health claims in advertising are sure to draw the attention of potential customers – and the interest of law enforcers. Case developments at the FTC can help your company understand the science of compliance.
  • • How your clients advertise has changed, but what about the law? The FTC’s revised Endorsement Guides offer insights as companies move their marketing dollars to interactive social media.
  • • Green is good – as long as marketers make sure their environmental claims are supported by sound science. The FTC’s proposed revision to the agency’s Green Guides remains pending, but the agency continues to bring cases challenging deceptive environmental representations.
  • • In tough economic times, many consumers are fighting just to stay afloat. That’s why the FTC has declared that “bottom dollar fraud” is a top law enforcement priority.
  • • Not making any privacy promises? Think again. Like any other claim, representations about the information you collect from customers, what you do to you protect it, and how you share it are advertising claims you have to back up with solid proof. Recent FTC settlements with some of the biggest brands in the world offer a blueprint for savvy marketers on how to stay on the right side of the law.
  • • Advertisers fight for the loyalty of the youngest consumers, but marketing to kids presents unique challenges. Ongoing activities regarding kids and food marketing and proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule merit companies’ attention.

Lawrence I Weinstein, Partner,
Proskauer Rose LLP

  • • Lanham Act competitor vs competitor false advertising cases in federal court
  • • Consumer class action deceptive advertising cases
  • • Advertising disputes before the advertising industry self-regulatory body known as the NAD

Roger A. Colaizzi, Partner,
Venable LLP

  • • Brand Protection: How to Protect Your Brand and Where to Seek Relief: Federal Court (Lanham Act); State Court (unfair and deceptive trade practices acts); Better Business Bureau (National Advertising Division, Children’s Advertising Review Unit; Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program); Agency Trade Complaints; and Network Challenges.
  • • Advertising Traps in Social Media – The Application of Advertising Law to Social Media
  • • Contests and Sweepstakes – How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Jura Christine Zibas, Partner,
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP

  • • Protecting yourself from your competitor – have you reviewed your website and advertising?
  • • Are you aware of what your marketing department or consultants are creating?
  • • Is your website in Compliance?
  • • Update on Keyword Advertising: what is currently permissible?
  • • Increase in lawsuit filings by your competitors – how could you have avoided it? Now what do you do?

Hogan Lovells LLP
Dori Ann Hanswirth
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Federal Trade Commission
Lesley Anne Fair
Senior Attorney - Bureau of Consumer Protection
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Proskauer Rose LLP
Lawrence I Weinstein
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Venable LLP
Roger A. Colaizzi
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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP
Jura Christine Zibas
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Who Should Attend?

- Attorneys
- Legal Officers
- Marketing & Advertising Directors
- Brand Managers
- Marketing Executives
- Advertising Professionals
- Marketing Professionals
- Entertainment/media Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested in understanding the issues and learning the best practices on Advertising.

- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

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Significant Changes in Advertising Law 2012
LIVE Webcast

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Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,300 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Hogan Lovells offers an exceptional, high quality transatlantic capability, with extensive reach into the world’s commercial and financial centers; particular and distinctive strengths in the areas of government regulatory, litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property; and access to a significant depth of knowledge and resource in many major industry sectors.

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The partners in our False Advertising practice litigate false advertising cases in federal and state courts and before the NAD and NARB, with a tremendous track record in both jury and non-jury cases, and counsel clients on advertising substantiation law and strategy every day. They bring to these tasks a deep understanding not only of the law, but also of scientific test methods, statistics and consumer surveys.

Proskauer’s experience and sophistication in the False Advertising area is unparalleled. Chambers USA, US Legal 500 and US News and World Report's Super Lawyers consistently rank our capabilities as Band One, with the group’s co-heads, Brendan O’Rourke and Larry Weinstein, recognized individually in Band One, as well.

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