FTC V. Garvey: A New Trend or an Aberration?

24 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2017 Last revised: 28 Sep 2019

Date Written: August 28, 2009


Over the past several decades, society has become increasingly infatuated with celebrity endorsements. The success of an endorsement depends upon many factors, including the type of product and the celebrity promoting it. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has specific guidelines and rules that address false and misleading advertising, including misuse of endorsements.

This paper examines the legal impact of FTC v. Garvey under FTC Endorsement Guidelines for advertising and infomercials. FTC v. Garvey suggests that the FTC may vigorously pursue celebrity endorsers when products they endorse fail to produce their advertised results.

Keywords: FTC, Consumer Protection, Advertising, Celebrity Endorsements, Endorsement Guidelines

Suggested Citation

Walker, Patrick, FTC V. Garvey: A New Trend or an Aberration? (August 28, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3028192 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3028192

Patrick Walker (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky ( email )

Lexington, KY 40506
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://https://www.uky.edu/honors/patrick-walker

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