Intellectual Property. Right of Publicity. Right of Privacy.

Right to Privacy. Right of Publicity. Recently someone asked me if she could put the face of a celebrity on some cookies that she baked for sale. She said, “I want to show potential customers how effective I am at creating customized cookies.” It was a great question,...

Twitter. Cyberbullying. Instagram Online.

Twitter. Social Media Use. Instagram Online. Fast paced, fun, useful, and interesting, however, social media use—when done outside of the bounds of the law—can land you into trouble.  A 17-year old teen in Philadelphia discovered this the hard way, as he faces...

Cooling Off Period. FTC Rules. False and Deceptive Trade Practices.

Cooling Off Period. FTC Rules. False and Deceptive Trade Practices. Home Solicitation   What happens if you purchase something through home solicitation, in other words, from a door-to-door salesman, but then change your mind? What recourse do you have under the law?...

Gift Cards. Internet Marketing. Small Business Marketing.

Gift Cards. Internet Marketing. Small Business Marketing. Are you thinking of putting together a gift card campaign? Have you ever offered a gift card for your products and/or services as a way to promote your business? Did you issue that card before 2010? Did your...