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Retail & Consumer Products Law Blog

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New Technology is the New Wave in Consumer Protection: Is Your Company Ready?

USA - June 11 2019 As more organizations incorporate technology in newfound ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness, government agencies have done the same. Take…

One year Later: GDPR’s Impact on the Retail Sector

USA - May 30 2019 Last year, “GDPR” was without any doubt one of the most hyped boardroom buzzwords, and a popular topic at conferences. This European-wide General…

No “Backsies” - Brands Cannot Use Bankruptcy To Claw Back Trademark Rights from Licensees says Supreme Court

USA - May 21 2019 On Monday, May 20, 2019 the Supreme Court settled a decades-long circuit split regarding a licensee’s ongoing trademark usage rights following the…

The Peril of the Unreported Coffee Pot: Why a Failure to Report Is a Continuing Violation

USA - May 13 2019 “The hallmark of the continuing offense is that it perdures beyond the initial illegal act, and that ‘each day brings a renewed threat of the evil…

E-Commerce in Europe: A Look into Nike’s Recent Antitrust Fines

European Union - May 9 2019 On March 25, the European Commission (EC) fined Nike €12.5 million for restricting cross-border and online sales of branded merchandise by its…

Pathways to Recovery in the MasterCard/Visa Interchange Fee Litigation

USA - May 2 2019 Retailers have been paying close attention to recent developments in the MasterCard/Visa Interchange Fee litigation, and for good reason. Every year…

Customs and Border Protection’s Classification of “Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine”

USA - April 25 2019 In NY N303641, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the “Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.” The imported item is a snow-cone…

FLSA ‘Regular Rate’ - DOL Provides Retailers with First Proposed Rules in Over 50 Years

USA - April 8 2019 On March 28, 2019, the Department of Labor ("DOL") offered hope to retailers and others in the employer community seeking clarity regarding…

DOJ Indicts Two Executives for Failing to Report under Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA)

USA - April 2 2019 On Friday, a federal grand jury in California returned an indictment against two business executives, Simon Chu and Charley Loh, for their alleged…

DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule to Increase Minimum Salary for Store Managers to Remain Exempt

USA - March 26 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a proposed final rule that would increase the minimum salary required for most 'white collar' employees…