Government Relations News
The House Finance Committee in the Ohio Legislature yesterday concluded three days of hearings on Governor Kasich’s budget and sales tax plan.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal unveiled his tax reform proposal to members of the legislature yesterday. That plan calls for eliminating the income tax, increasing the sales tax rate from 4% to 5.88% and extending the sales tax to a number of business services, including advertising agency services.
Late last week, Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR/4) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT/3) introduced legislation that would deal with so-called “patent trolls,” a growing problem for the advertising industry.
We have learned that the Ways and Means Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives will hold hearings this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) on Governor John Kasich’s tax reform proposal which would impose the sales tax on advertising and a broad range of other business services.
ANA has written to Governor Mark Dayton and the members of the Taxes Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives to express our opposition to any tax on advertising services.
The Taxes Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives will hold a hearing on Wednesday on Governor Mark Dayton’s tax reform proposal which would impose the sales tax on advertising and a broad range of other business services.
Additional details have been released on budget proposals by Governors John Kasich (R-OH) and Mark Dayton (D-MN).
Governors John Kasich (R-OH) and Mark Dayton (D-MN) have proposed new taxes on advertising and other business services as part of their FY14 budget package. In each case, the Governors have called for reducing the sales tax rate but broadening the base by extending the tax to more services.
ANA Files Reply Comments Urging ICANN to Improve Rights Protection Mechanisms Before Rolling out New Top Level Domains
Still concerned that the protections for both consumers and trademark owners currently in place are dangerously inadequate, ANA has filed reply comments with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) urging it to strongly improve those protections before rolling out any new top level domains.
ANA has written a letter to ICANN CEO Fadi Cheahdé describing our concerns over recent comments he made about the so-called “Strawman” Proposal at a meeting of registries and registrars in Amsterdam on January 25.
The FTC recently upheld a decision that found that the makers of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice deceptively advertised their products and did not adequately substantiate claims that it treated or prevented a variety of medical conditions.
ANA Urges ICANN to Adopt Effective Mechanism for Limited Preventative Registrations (LPRs) as Part of New TLD Universe
ANA has urged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to adopt an effective mechanism for Limited Preventative Registrations (LPRs) as it considers proposals for enhancing trademark protection during the upcoming launch of new gTLDs.
ANA and six other trade associations wrote to California Attorney General Kamala Harris today noting our concerns with recommendations made in a recent report on privacy in the mobile marketplace.
ANA recently joined with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a key First Amendment case challenging the advertising restrictions in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009.
A summary of what to expect now that President Obama has been reelected over Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and with the Democrats making gains in the Congress, retaining the Senate but falling short of a majority in the House of Representatives.
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), the Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, has sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, urging the FTC’s participation in the W3C “Do Not Track” discussions.
The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) sent a letter on October 2nd to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) urging it not to accept a standard for “Do Not Track.”
The FTC has issued its revisions to the “Green Guides” for environmental marketing claims.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has urged the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to work within the Internet stakeholder processes of ICANN to advocate for a Do Not Sell registry at the upcoming ICANN Board meeting next month in Toronto.
ANA and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) have filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission on its proposal to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.