CCPA for Dummies

CCPA for Dummies

Over the past three years, we have blogged extensively about the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA” or the “Act”) and the multiple amendments that have been made to it. All of the CCPA changes can make one’s head spin. “CCPA for Dummies” is an attempt to strip down the Act and make it easier to …

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How Sweepstakes Compliance Can Save Your Reputation

The popular TikTok content creator collective, “Not a Content House,” recently received some negative publicity for failing to reveal the winners of a sweepstakes by the promised deadline. Not a Content House is the ironic name of an all-girl team that lives together in Los Angeles where they collaborate on content posted on YouTube, Instagram …

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PPE Advertisements Lead to TCPA Fax Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit has been filed against a medical equipment seller for alleged violations of the junk fax provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  The TCPA fax lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, arises from the alleged receipt of unsolicited fax advertisements for the …

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Six Companies Settle FTC CBD Marketing Regulation Violations

On December 17, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had concluded its first enforcement action against six cannabidiol (“CBD”) companies (the “Sellers”), stemming from allegations that the Sellers had deceptively advertised their CBD-based products. The FTC alleged that the Sellers made a wide range of claims, including that their CBD products could …

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Who Governs Sweepstakes Law?

Sponsoring sweepstakes promotions are one of the most exciting marketing vehicles that a business can use to increase visibility and engage customers. Before starting, it is essential to take detailed consideration of all rules and regulations governing sweepstakes promotions. By now, readers are familiar with the basics of how to conduct a sweepstakes promotion. However, …

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Government Contractors Subject to New FCC TCPA Robocall Rules

On December 14, 2020, the Federal Communications Communication (“FCC”) issued an Order on Reconsideration (“Order”) overturning a 2016 decision that allowed federal government contractors to robocall consumers without their prior express consent. The Order updated the FCC’s previous interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Now, the FCC has made clear that certain government …

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TTAB Trademark Decision Finds No Confusion Between CHINOOKR’D IPA and CHINOOK Wine

W. Clay Mackey (“Opposer”), owner of the registered mark CHINOOK, for table wine, sparkling wine and beer, filed an opposition against Lawson’s Finest Liquids, LLC (“Applicant”) federal trademark application for CHINOOKER’D IPA, for beer. On December 7, 2020, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) canceled the Opposer’s registration of CHINOOK for beer on the …

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