a division of CBS, owns six pending trademark applications for the
marks ECOAD and ECOAD (and Design) (shown above), for various services
including fundraising for environmental protection and media and
advertising services (see, e.g., ECOADS_85089838_App , ECOADS_85184033_App , and...
In a previous post I
wrote about a consumer class action against SC Johnson, accusing the
producer of Windex of misleading consumers by using a GREENLIST label
that allegedly implies objective third party certification of
environmentally friendly ingredients in its cleaning products.
In a recently-filed suit, Plaintiff Christopher Collins seeks to add another weapon to the greenwashing legal arsenal.
The proposed class action, filed in federal court in Oakland, California, invokes the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) in allegations that Haier America Trading...
Greenwashing has come to mean making false or deceptive
representations about environmentally friendly aspects of products,
services or practices.
The vast majority of greenwashing legal actions target product or
service providers touting their wares in such a way that misleads
In previous posts here and here I wrote about a lawsuit in which plastic bag manufacturers Hilex Poly Company (Hilex), Superbag , and API Enterprises took issue with certain statements made by ChicoBag , the popular reusable bag maker.
The accusations could be called reverse greenwashing, as they...
Most public enforcement against alleged greenwashing has been at the federal level by agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. , the Advertising Standards Authority in Great Britain, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission .
Now American states are getting into the...
An interesting piece on FoodProductionDaily.com reports on a recent decision involving greenwashing (and apparently reverse greenwashing) claims in Denmark.
The ruling by the Danish Maritime Court is the culmination of a dispute that began in 2008 after Empac , a European metal packaging industry...