Tombstone Law and Legal Definition

Tombstone is a casual reference to an advertisement for a professional individual such as a doctor, lawyer, or banker or an organization that must meet certain specific legal requirements and regulations imposed on the industry represented in the advertising. For example, in the securities industry, an advertisement for a public offering of securities, sponsored by an investment banking firm, must follow certain guidelines as outlined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is also termed as a tombstone advertisement.