July 19, 2018

Global strides in product safety, defining autodialers, and more in this issue of Advertising Law News & Analysis

2 min

Global Strides in Product Safety

The CPSC recently took strides to further demonstrate their commitment to working with all stakeholders and global regulators to face the new challenges in today's marketplace. Venable's Jeff Weiss and Heather Bramble recap the recent Product Safety Pledge signed by four major online retailers and what you need to know from the EU Product Safety Summit last month. Click on the link below to get up to speed.

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The Call That Never Ends – What Constitutes an Autodialer?

If you've been reading our blog, you know that the U.S. Courts of Appeals have been grappling with what constitutes an autodialer for months now. As we continue to monitor the issue, Venable's Dan Blynn summarizes new developments from other circuits, proving the definition is still fuzzy.

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From the Tool Kit

These days the FTC, state attorneys general, and class action lawyers are paying very close attention to the clarity and prominence of consumer-facing online disclosures. In the most recent edition of the firm's Advertising Law Tool Kit, Venable partner Len Gordon offers questions marketers should consider and monitor, given the heightened level of scrutiny.

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PLI Global Sweepstakes and Contests Webinar
July 26, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

With the rapidly changing digital landscape, running a global sweepstakes program or contest has become a multifaceted marketing tactic. Venable's Melissa Steinman will join members from Canada, Colombia, Sweden, and Portugal on a panel that will discuss key factors to be considered when running a global prize promotion, including:

  • Tricks and traps in running multi-jurisdictional promotions
    • Country-specific nuisances
    • Registration, translation, jurisdiction, and other concerns
  • Social media influencers and sweepstakes
  • User-generated content promotions and intellectual property
  • Privacy considerations for global prize promotions