FTC considers changes to strengthen advertising and endorsement guidelines against fake and manipulated reviews

Data Privacy Requirements Have Launched Records Management 3.0

On May 19, the FTC announced it is considering changes to strengthen its advertising guidelines to address fake and manipulative reviews, as well as concerns over inadequate disclosure tools. The Commission unanimously voted to submit a notice of proposed changes to its “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” (Endorsement Guides), which … Read more

Data Privacy Requirements Have Launched Records Management 3.0

Data Privacy Requirements Have Launched Records Management 3.0

We’ve had two seismic, discipline-altering events in Records Management in the last 20 years: 2006: change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures brought electronic records management to the forefront. 2011: Awareness of the need to manage more than just narrowly defined corporate records led to the addition of “and Information” to Records Management which … Read more

Special Pre-qualifications for Franchising in China: 2+1 Rule

Special Pre-qualifications for Franchising in China: 2+1 Rule

In China, there is a unique pre-qualification for a company to start a franchise; that is, the franchisor in question must first operate at least two company-owned units for at least one year. This is widely known as the “2+1” Rule. This rule is applicable to both Chinese and non-Chinese franchisors. However, since this is … Read more

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Recommends My LaLa Leggings Discontinue Salesforce Member Earnings Claims

Sweepstakes Law - NYC Bar Association's CLE Program on Marketing and Advertising Law

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) of BBB National Programs recommended that certain earnings claims disseminated by My LaLa Leggings salesforce members be discontinued. My LaLa Leggings is an affiliate-based marketing company for clothing, located in Palmdale, CA. The inquiry was commenced by DSSRC through its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in … Read more

CAP publishes article on key advertising issues arising from ICO’s 2021 opinion on data protection and live facial recognition – Commentary

Sweepstakes Law - NYC Bar Association's CLE Program on Marketing and Advertising Law

In 2021, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) looked at the data protection requirements surrounding the use of live facial recognition (LFR) for various purposes, including for advertising. Although the use of LFR is not commonplace in advertising, the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have published an article summarizing key advertising-related parts of the opinion and … Read more

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital and Applicable Turkish Legislation

Sweepstakes Law - NYC Bar Association's CLE Program on Marketing and Advertising Law

In today’s world, both globally and in Turkey, there are an increasing number of corporations that are in constant search of funding and investment either to grow a newly started promising business or to increase the profitability and efficiency of an already established business by moving it to the next level. In order to meet … Read more

Sweepstakes Law – NYC Bar Association’s CLE Program on Marketing and Advertising Law

Sweepstakes Law - NYC Bar Association's CLE Program on Marketing and Advertising Law

Barry M. Benjamin, managing partner of the New York office and chair of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Advertising and Marketing group, was honored to present at the New York City Bar Association’s continuing legal education program, Marketing and Advertising Law: Social and Digital Media after a Year of Transformation. The session covered recent events in sweepstakes law. … Read more

Two times a charm: Why we conduct follow-up interviews in our workplace investigations

CMO Series EP42 - Sadie Baron of Reed Smith on equipping legal marketing functions to succeed in today's environment

I recently conducted a workplace investigation that included an allegation that an internal workplace investigation was unfair. Several witnesses who were interviewed as part of the internal investigation had provided evidence that was favorable to the complainant, but neither party to the internal investigation was provided with an opportunity to respond to this witness evidence … Read more

Five Actions Construction and Energy Risk Managers Can Take to Avoid the Catastrophic Consequences of a Cyber ​​Attack

CMO Series EP42 - Sadie Baron of Reed Smith on equipping legal marketing functions to succeed in today's environment

With the ever-increasing use of technology in the construction and energy industries, risks to business operations have also increased. Property developers and construction contractors rely on electronic data and communications more than ever to streamline projects, ensure efficient and timely supply chain delivery, and facilitate immediate communications between parties. However, with this dependence upon technology … Read more

State Department waiver of interviews in visa application process: What you need to know

Q1 2022 Quarterly VC Update: Matt Sacks on the State of Venture Capital Investing

In December 2021, the US Department of State extended and expanded the authority of US embassies and consulates to waive the requirement of an interview as part of the process for applying for nonimmigrant visas. The changes will be in effect through December 31 of this year. Before the change, individuals applying for nonimmigrant visas … Read more