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Upcoming Webinar: Creating Cutting Edge Ad Campaigns that Protect Intellectual Property

December 27, 2017

The building blocks of any brand are its trademarks, copyrights, and patents. 2018 will bring new intellectual property concerns as brands confront and leverage emerging technologies, such as cryptocurrency incentives, virtual reality, and smart objects. Marketers will need cutting-edge campaigns to stay competitive and promote a brand’s intellectual property. Join me on January 30, 2018 for a practical webinar in which you will learn about how advertising law intersects with intellectual property protection.

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What You Need to Know Now about Running Legal Social Media Prize Promotions

July 27, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer recently spoke on a webinar offered by The Knowledge Group entitled “Social Media Contests and Sweepstakes: Understanding Legal Considerations and Regulations.” Social media prize promotions  boost engagement and brand awareness and attract customers. While sweepstakes and contests have been around for decades, the social media context creates some unique complications. Here are three important questions you need to ask before running social media prize promotions.

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Restaurant Law University: Branding and Marketing Concerns

May 23, 2017

Hospitality businesses are becoming increasingly creative in their marketing, not only to win new business, but also to maintain relationships with loyal customers. On June 6, 2017, Kyle-Beth Hilfer will moderate and speak at Restaurant Law University. In her presentation on branding, she will discuss the legal implications of various branding and marketing techniques.

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Influencer Marketing Ills: Legal Problems on Instagram

April 24, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been watching social media influencer marketing campaigns particularly carefully. In the modern world of social media marketing, the line between acceptable business practices and illegal deceptive speech can be blurry. The government agency wants to ensure that consumers are not manipulated with endorsements and testimonials that brands have “bought.” In the first quarter of 2017, the FTC went on the prowl on Instagram to find influencers and brands whose posts may be violating the law. In April, the FTC sent over ninety letters to companies and some celebrity and other social media users, reminding them of the legal requirements for clarity in their influencer marketing.

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Food Law: Advertising & Marketing Concerns for Food Entrepreneurs

April 26, 2016

From food subscription services to mobile food trucks, food is on the go, liberated from traditional kitchens. Food law has grown with this thriving industry. For food entrepreneurs launching or growing their businesses, here are ten advertising and marketing law issues to consider.

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What Every Marketer Needs to Know about Trademarks

January 22, 2016

Every marketer needs to know some basic facts about trademarks to ensure the brand she is building has protection. Here is a short course in trademark law that will allow you to understand some basic concepts.

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