false advertising


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

false advertising

Advertising that contains blatantly false or misleading statements, whether intentional or not.False advertising may be grounds for rescission,or cancellation,of a contract,and it may also provide the basis for an award of compensatory and punitive damages.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In this live webcast a seasoned panel of thought leaders, professionals and counsel assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the significant issues and recent updates with regard to Trademark and False Advertising Litigation.
As you can see, there is nothing in these examples that comes close to stating that an allegation of false advertising would be covered by PAI.
Part I provides background regarding the history of the Lanham Act, looking particularly at the ways in which courts have treated trademarks and false advertising differently.
According to the CCPS official, last May the agency fined a certain supermarket e1/410,000 for false advertising. The supermarket had a 'buy one get one free' offer on some of its products but had doubled the price.
I will argue that this structural defect in false advertising law
A COMPANY that hosted battle of the bands contests in Huddersfield and Dewsbury is being investigated for alleged false advertising.
25 January 2012 - Macoven Pharmaceuticals has been brought to court over alleged patent infringement and false advertising in a US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The ASA ruled that the advert amounted to false advertising but decided not to pursue the matter after the advert was amended.
A PIZZA delivery chain faced a probe for false advertising when it tried to recruit drivers, it has been revealed.
The Lanham Act bars trademark infringement and false advertising in nearly identical and often overlapping language.
Unfortunately, the visual joke is false advertising: The book largely fails to treat its subjects with the skepticism one would expect from editor Antony Jay, best known for co-writing the satiric '80s TV/shows Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister.
Summary: Maximum Availability won a preliminary injunction in a false advertising lawsuit against Vision Solutions, Inc.