For the first time, the FTC used the Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud Prevention Act to go after the promoter of an addiction treatment network. The 2018 law allows the agency to seek civil penalties for deceptive practices related to addiction treatment, and the case sparked dueling public statements from FTC Chair Lina Khan and Commissioner Christine Wilson. Later in the week, the Commission held an open meeting and discussed endorsements and testimonials in advertising, education technology, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Following the meeting, the FTC released the long-awaited draft revised Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising for comment. These stories and more after the jump.
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Podcast: Year of the Knockoff
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Posted in Consumer Products, Fashion
In the first episode of ACC Chicago’s It’s All Hearsay podcast, Crowell & Moring attorneys Preetha Chakrabarti and Josh Pond expanded upon their “Year of the Knock-Off” webinar. This discussion analyzed trends in counterfeit products, related business concerns, and strategies for countering counterfeits at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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