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NAD Teaches TransFair USA to fine tune Fair Trade Seals & Asks Avon to Amend Advertising

Insight June 20, 2011

As discussed in my December 13, 2010 post, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) offers a streamlined, self-regulatory mechanism for remedying false advertising claims made in nationally distributed advertisements.  While NAD has a 95% success rate, those advertisers who fail to follow NAD’s recommendations may find themselves before the FTC upon NAD’s recommendation.

On February 16, 2011, I reported on NAD’s recommendation that Nano-Tex cease making several (green and other) advertising claims in connection with three of its fabric coating products.  On January 24, 2011, I discussed NAD’s recommendation that Sherwin-Williams modify its no-VOC claims for its HARMONY brand paints.

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BBB Offers Mechanism to Prevent Deceptive Ads

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · December 17, 2010

As we await the release of the FTC Green Guides, advertisers also should be aware of the BBB’S National Advertising Division (“NAD”) as a potential means for dispute resolution for false advertising claims.

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