Saturday, October 10, 2009

FTC's Revised Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised its guidance to advertisers on how to keep their endorsement and testimonial ads in line with the FTC Act.  Changes to the FTC’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising address endorsements that feature a consumer and convey his or her experience with a product or service as typical when that is not the case will be required to clearly disclose the results that consumers can generally expect.  Advertisers no longer can consider a disclaimer, such as “results not typical,” to be a safe harbor.

More information is available here.  The text of the Federal Register Notice is here.

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