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The Consumer Protection Committee is the ABA’s place to be for developments in the law of false advertising, deceptive marketing, and unfair trade practices. Our focus: law enforcement, rulemaking, and business guidance by the FTC, DoJ, CFPB, other federal agencies, state attorneys general, the Better Business Bureau, and their international counterparts. We keep you informed on the latest developments so you know what’s on the regulatory radar screen and we discuss compliance best practices. Our committee has broad participation from government law enforcers and the defense bar, fostering robust discussion about emerging issues like social media and mobile marketing. In the past year, members who attended our convenient dial-from-your-desk programs – including the popular monthly current developments series – received timely insights about the revised Green Guides, ad substantiation standards, “up to” claims, and “natural” claims. We work closely with the Advertising Disputes & Litigation and Privacy and Information Security committees. Through our publications, programs and communications, the Consumer Protection Committee is your best source for the rules of the road for advertisers and marketers.


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Committee Events

[Program Materials] Recent COPPA Enforcement and Policy Developments and Compliance Challenges

June 4, 2015
 
Section Events

    Market Definition and Market Power in Distribution Markets.

    07/07/2015-07/07/2015

    The program will cover different approaches to market definition and market power in distribution markets, key factors that go into this analysis, and a brief discussion of recent cases where distribution played an important role. Moderator:* Jeff White, Weil Gothsal & Manges LLP Speakers: * Karen Kazmerzak, ...

    Kimble v. Marvel: What Does It Mean for Patent licensing, patent misuse, and antitrust?.

    07/09/2015-07/09/2015

    In Kimble v. Marvel, the Supreme Court reaffirmed its oft-criticized holding in Brulotte v. Thys Co. that charging post-expiration patent royalties is per se misuse. In doing so, the Court distinguished between patent and antitrust precedent, holding that interpretations of the Patent Act enjoy a superpowered ...

    Consumer Protection Update

    07/14/2015-07/14/2015

    This telephonic update will summarize the significant developments in consumer protection law that occurred during June 2015. The presentation will cover cases, settlements, and other initiatives at the federal and state levels, as well as consumer class actions, Lanham Act litigation, and National Advertising ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth

Vice-Chairs:

Blynn, Daniel
Fair, Lesley
Felsten, Nancy
Kahn, Benita
Lawson, Richard
Miller, Randall

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CP Updates and Publications

Summaries of recent consumer protection- and advertising-related litigation decisions and filings (co-sponsored by the Advertising Disputes & Litigation committee).
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Newsletters

An archive of newsletter issues published by the Committee.
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Programs

See upcoming and past programs sponsored by the Committee.
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Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on June 19, 2015

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