What to do with a “WARNING LETTER?”

DON’T IGNORE THEM!!! What are warning letters? They are letters from federal agencies informing you of legal violations.   The good about warning letters is that they probably give your business the opportunity to rectify the legal situation. The bad about warning letters is that businesses get them because having committed legal violations. The ugly […]

Who can sue your business for #adlaw violations?©

Everybody and anybody who… How to minimize such risk?  Have your marketing reviewed for legal compliance! Any questions? Contact me/Contácteme/Contactez-Moi #gloverdichterpl #adlaw Attorney advertising

Why do IP clearances©

The short answer is to minimize legal risk from marketing assets. As an advertising law attorney, I review all marketing assets for legal compliance.  Part of my review includes IP clearances to make sure that the marketer has the necessary authorization to use the video, photo, music, whatever protected IP materials may be included. Contrary […]

Privacy lawsuits really happen!

What triggers privacy based lawsuits?  Two main triggers seem to be: We all heard, and probably experienced, data breaches.  It seems I get such notifications much too often for comfort.  Businesses need strong privacy policies and cybersecurity policies to protect themselves.   Most importantly, it’s not just about protecting businesses, but also being responsible for […]

Let’s talk website legal compliance…

This is your friendly reminder to have your website reviewed for legal compliance every quarter.   The law changes often and websites must keep up with legal changes.  Websites must be legally compliant with Ad Law, Marketing Law, Promotions Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy Law, and ADA legal online compliance at all times. When was […]

Cannabis packaging and marketing…

The FDA and FTC sent Cease and Desist letter to six (6) cannabis businesses for unfair and deceptive marketing of edible products. According to the letters, these cannabis businesses were packaging their CBD edibles in similar and recognizable kid snacks packaging.   Unfortunately,  “Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of THC, with […]

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 […]

Do you trust labels?

A supplement company must pay $1.1 million for false advertising!!! The false claims were: Not only the company made the false claims above, but worse, it claimed such supplements could prevent, treat or cure diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, heart disease, and yes, cancer.  The company suggested taking unto 12 capsules per day if diagnosed with any […]

Made in the USA…

Is it really made in the USA? What does that claim mean? Legally, to substantiate such advertising claim, you must show all or virtually all ingredients or parts were produced in the USA. Also, the law required assembly in the USA. It is legally required to disclose how much of the product contains parts from […]

Who should own social media accounts?

Who owns businesses’ social media accounts? We can all agree that social media is a very powerful marketing tool.  So when a business goes into bankruptcy, more and more the question is who gets such accounts. Lately there seems to an increase in litigation in this department.  There seems to be a pattern of thought […]