Are there AI laws?

YES!!! Given the explosion of AI usage and legal issues arising out of it, countries around the world are implementing AI laws/regulations and/or guidance. On August 15, 2023, the Interim Measures for for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Service goes into effect in China. Canada is in the process of passing the AI and […]

Hefty Fine!

$100 Million fine for trapping customers… Have you ever tried cancelling a monthly service? Was it easy? Or was it impossible? When you make it hard to cancel any monthly service, customers will complain! Complaints lead to the FTC or other state/federal agencies investigating your business. Investigations lead to hefty fines!!! Can your business afford […]

Influencer Effects

Have you used influencers to market your business/product? Nowadays, many companies are using influencers as a main marketing source for their products. Did you know that this adds a whole new level of liability? For example:A big energy drink company worked with influencers to market their drink on social media. The influencers were asked to […]

Food Logos

Do you use food logos on your packaging? If you include such food logos on your packaging, do you meet the standards imposed by such food logos? Unfortunately, not all packaging displaying food logos meet the standards imposed by them! 😱 So what?! Well, for starters, it is false, misleading and fraudulent advertising! Nobody will […]

Marketing Campaigns from Abroad

Want to use a foreign marketing campaign in the USA??? Scenario: Client is introducing a product into the USA market and wants to use the current marketing campaign from abroad in the USA. What do you think? Can the client use the foreign marketing campaign in the USA? It depends!! On what does it depend? […]

Disclaimers

Why do you need a solid website disclaimer??? Disclaimers help protect you and your business from potential legal liability ⚖️ Be transparent and inform users as to the limitations that apply to your product or service. For example, under the FDA advertising rules, if your product has not been reviewed and approved for a particular […]

Nearly 1/3 of some “Pre-Approved” offers resulted in denials…

A big credit company is being sued for using tactics to persuade consumers into applying for loans they weren’t qualified for. They would claim that the consumer was ‘pre-approved’ and told them that they had ‘90% odds’ to sway them. ADDITIONALLY this company required lots of personal information from consumers to use their services. Guess […]

Student loans, UGH!

Student loans have always been a topic of interest among students of all ages.  With so much pressure to repay their loans, students are often susceptible to falling for debt-relief schemes… A new case by the FTC resulted in more than $822,000 refunded to students, who were scammed by a company offering student loan relief.  […]

Do you really owe that $$$?

Have you ever received a weird email saying you had to pay a debt you didn’t know you owed?  Maybe a text from an unknown number?  Spam calls, texts, and emails are so common nowadays that we often think we can see right through them… However, they’re getting more and more realistic.  The FTC has […]

Is Artificial Intelligence smart enough to own its own intellectual property?

In today’s society, we seem to rely more and more on artificial intelligence (AI) to help with different tasks.  We use AI for anything and everything from the mundane to potentially creating other AI systems, programs, etc. The question that seems to be debated is can AI be as smart as a human to own […]