deceptive pricing

E-Commerce Deceptive Pricing: What All Online Sellers Need to Know

In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is charged with protecting consumers in the marketplace. Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a)(1) prohibits companies from utilizing “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce”. This standard has been applied to protect consumers from deceptive pricing schemes. With retail… READ MORE

data security update

7 Reasons to Read FTC’s 2017 Privacy & Data Security Update

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently released its 2017 Annual Privacy and Data Security Update (click here; for the direct link to the Update, click here and then click on the PDF link provided). We see seven compelling reasons to read the 2017 FTC Update and to take data breaches seriously: 1. The Number of… READ MORE

When Comparative Advertising Turns into Trade Disparagement

One technique that companies often use to advertise their product or service is by drawing comparisons against their competitor’s product or service. This advertising technique is known as comparative advertising. Comparative advertising specifically identifies the competitor by name and highlights discrepancies in the quality of the competitor’s product or service compared to its own product… READ MORE

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