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Red Light for Green Claims: FTC Sends Warning Letters to Green Certifiers

Posted in Client Alerts, False Advertising Claims

This week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has sent warning letters to five marketers of environmental certifications and seals, as well as over 30 product companies displaying those certifications, citing concerns that the certifications failed to comply with the agency’s Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides”). The… Read More

Worth the Wait? FTC Releases Final Revised “Green Guides”

Posted in Organic

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released final revisions to its Environmental Marketing Guides, commonly known as the “Green Guides.”  The Green Guides, the FTC’s guidance document on enforcement of Section 5 of the FTC Act and similar state laws that prohibit deceptive or misleading marketing acts or practices, illustrate how the FTC monitors… Read More