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Green Patent Blog: Freezer Greenwashing Suit Invokes Federal Appliance Law

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...

Green Patent Blog: Plastic Bag Makers Accuse ChicoBag of Reverse Greenwashing

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 consumers about...

Green Patent Blog: ChicoBag Responds to Plastic Bag Makers in Reverse Greenwash Suit

A previous post discussed a recently-filed lawsuit in which plastic bag manufacturers Hilex Poly Company , 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 involve allegedly...

Green Patent Blog: Plastic Bag Makers Do a Reversal in Reverse Greenwash Suit

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...

Green Patent Blog: Stating its Case: California Asserts New Law Against Alleged Plastic Bottle Greenwashers

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...

Green Patent Blog: Class Action Charges Nissan with LEAF Greenwash

Hybrid electric vehicles have frequently been targeted in court, taking flak for alleged greenwashing (see, e.g., here and here ) and alleged patent infringement (see, e.g., here and here ). That trend continued and extended to electric plug-in vehicles with a recent class action complaint accusing...