Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently investigated whether Cole Haan’s “Wandering Sole” social media contest violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits deceptive practices. In doing so, the FTC issued a...more
As long as we have sold stuff, we’ve used images or stories to help sell them. As Calvin Coolidge of all people once said in one of his rare Don Draper moments - “Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of...more
This article addresses issues relating to the Federal Trade Commission's recent issuance of new FTC administrative Guidelines pertaining to endorsements and testimonials, relied upon by consumers, in the course of marketing...more
You may have noticed that LinkedIn has created a new feature called “Endorsements.” Much as Netflix prompts you to rate movies and Amazon books, LinkedIn is prompting you to endorse your peers. Because a lot of people have...more
LinkedIn has been very busy lately, continuing to build what they hope will remain the go-to Social Networking site for serious business professionals to network and share content.
In this article, Nancy Myrland,...more
Kim Kardashian, the reality star, is accustomed to the public eye, but now she faces a lawsuit that may not bring her good publicity at all. Along with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, Kim has been named as a defendant earlier...more
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For better or worse, mlm/network marketing/direct selling companies and their distributors will be impacted by...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced several enforcement actions in the last year relating to endorsements, privacy and data security. These announcements provide valuable information to companies engaged in these...more
What is Unrelated Business Income?
- What is unrelated business income?
- What is excluded from unrelated business income?
- Explanation of specific UBI exceptions
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