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Buying or Selling an Online Business: Legal and Practical Considerations

If you are considering buying or selling an online business, there are many unique legal and practical issues to consider. Generally, buying or selling a business involves several steps. Often, the first step is the signing of a letter of intent that sketches the major contours of the deal. Then,If you are considering buying or selling an online business, there are many unique legal and practical issues to consider. Generally, buying or selling a business involves several steps. Often, the first step is the signing of a letter of intent that sketches the major contours of the deal. Then,

Protecting Your IP by Seizing Payment Accounts of Overseas Infringers

When trying to protect your intellectual property from infringement, an overseas infringer is one of the most vexing legal problems. Even if the infringer is brought under the jurisdiction of the US courts via one of many long-arm statutes, the assets of an overseas infringer may be difficult to reachWhen trying to protect your intellectual property from infringement, an overseas infringer is one of the most vexing legal problems. Even if the infringer is brought under the jurisdiction of the US courts via one of many long-arm statutes, the assets of an overseas infringer may be difficult to reach

Do Your Company’s Gift Cards Need to be ADA-Complaint?

  Gift cards are now under scrutiny with respect to whether they must be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). See Bloomberg opinion piece here. Among other things, the ADA bans discrimination against the disabled in “places of public accommodation.” In this way, the statute entitles everyone to  Gift cards are now under scrutiny with respect to whether they must be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). See Bloomberg opinion piece here. Among other things, the ADA bans discrimination against the disabled in “places of public accommodation.” In this way, the statute entitles everyone to

How Do I Arbitrate Against Amazon?

The number of companies or individuals who sell their products on Amazon has increased exponentially in the last few years.  As Amazon has grown in power, so have its sellers.  Total profits continue to sky-rocket and third-party sellers are making millions of dollars every day.  All of Amazon’s third-party sellers,The number of companies or individuals who sell their products on Amazon has increased exponentially in the last few years.  As Amazon has grown in power, so have its sellers.  Total profits continue to sky-rocket and third-party sellers are making millions of dollars every day.  All of Amazon’s third-party sellers,

Facebook Infringement: Facebook Commerce and IP Tool

John DiGiacomo: Hey everyone. My name is John DiGiacomo, I’m an attorney with Revision Legal and I want to talk to you this Friday about something that is new from Facebook. It is the Commerce & Ads IP tool and the purpose of this tool is to allow brand owners,John DiGiacomo: Hey everyone. My name is John DiGiacomo, I’m an attorney with Revision Legal and I want to talk to you this Friday about something that is new from Facebook. It is the Commerce & Ads IP tool and the purpose of this tool is to allow brand owners,

Facebook Commerce and Ads IP Tool

In an effort to combat counterfeiting on its platform, Facebook has announced a new IP reporting tool, the Facebook Commerce and Ads IP Tool. The Commerce and Ads IP Tool allows trademark owners who have been accepted into the program to search in ads, Marketplace posts, and group sale postsIn an effort to combat counterfeiting on its platform, Facebook has announced a new IP reporting tool, the Facebook Commerce and Ads IP Tool. The Commerce and Ads IP Tool allows trademark owners who have been accepted into the program to search in ads, Marketplace posts, and group sale posts

Handling Disputes in Advertising Through National Advertising Division Proceedings

Disputes in advertising can be voluntarily resolved through a dispute resolution mechanism championed by the National Advertising Division (NAD). NAD is a division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus that handles voluntary dispute resolution for claims about false and misleading advertising. NAD proceedings are often used by either consumersDisputes in advertising can be voluntarily resolved through a dispute resolution mechanism championed by the National Advertising Division (NAD). NAD is a division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus that handles voluntary dispute resolution for claims about false and misleading advertising. NAD proceedings are often used by either consumers

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Yelp’s Terms of Service: Cleanup Alert

Yelp’s Terms of Service Section 5(A) of Yelp’s Terms of Service states: [A user] may expose [herself] to liability, for example, Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory . . . contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech . . . violates or advocatesYelp’s Terms of Service Section 5(A) of Yelp’s Terms of Service states: [A user] may expose [herself] to liability, for example, Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory . . . contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech . . . violates or advocates

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How to Protect Against Scraping of Prices, SKUs

John DiGiacomo has a new article published on PracticalEcommerce.com: How to Protect Against Scraping of Prices, SKUs. ….storeowners will often scrape prices from their competitors’ websites. By analyzing this data, storeowners can reduce their cart abandonment rates, obtain insight into their competitors’ inventory, and ensure that their goods are competitivelyJohn DiGiacomo has a new article published on PracticalEcommerce.com: How to Protect Against Scraping of Prices, SKUs. ….storeowners will often scrape prices from their competitors’ websites. By analyzing this data, storeowners can reduce their cart abandonment rates, obtain insight into their competitors’ inventory, and ensure that their goods are competitively

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Victory For Data Brokers

In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court disagreed with the Court of Appeals and handed a victory to Spokeo.com in their fight against Thomas Robins. Spokeo is a data broker that offers its subscribers access to its database, which contains personal information about hundreds of thousands of people.In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court disagreed with the Court of Appeals and handed a victory to Spokeo.com in their fight against Thomas Robins. Spokeo is a data broker that offers its subscribers access to its database, which contains personal information about hundreds of thousands of people.