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Is the FTC ramping up regulation of the MLM Industry?

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez argued on October, 2016 at the DSA Policy Conference that it was time to ratchet up regulation of the direct selling industry, and not a time to “put the brakes” on more regulation of the … Continue reading

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October 1st MLM News Global Newsletter by www.MLMLegal.com

What’s hot in this week’s news machine e-newsletter? This week’s articles focus on Vemma, the FTC, and the future of MLM – to mention a few – in the articles “Vemma vs. FTC: Guidance for the Direct Selling Industry – … Continue reading

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What is the Purpose of the “Cancellation” Language on Retail Customer Purchase Forms?

The language on the front and back of a retail customer product form is FTC mandated statutory language for person-to-person sales away from a fixed place of business, of goods or services for household use, of more than $25. It is … Continue reading

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What It Means When Network Marketers Say “Opportunity”

The word “opportunity” is a generic term for the chance to advance, better one’s economic state, health, social position, etc. However, in the context of direct selling, “opportunity,” in addition to the chance to make money, is a reference to … Continue reading

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BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis- New Article at MLMLegal.com

BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis By Jeffrey A. Babener © 2016 On June 2, 2014, in the case of FTC v. BurnLounge, the U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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What Regulatory Changes are Affecting Network Marketing Companies? Part One

Part One The MLM industry has, during the last 20 years, developed positive working relationships with regulatory agencies such as attorneys general and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). There was a time, however, back in the 1970s, when the FTC … Continue reading

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New Video – Interview by the DSWA of Jeff Babener – “Legal Hotspots for Direct Selling Companies”

Nikki Keohohou with the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA) hosts the Executive Interview Forum titled “Legal Hotspots for Direct Selling Companies.” The interviewee for this hour is Network Marketing Attorney, Jeff Babener, Editor of www.mlmlegal.com. View the video on our … Continue reading

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What is “Front Loading” or “Inventory-Loading?”

Front loading is when a MLM company requires a consultant to purchase an unreasonable amount of inventory that cannot realistically be resold and/or used within a reasonable amount of time. Apart from general pyramiding accusations, the direct selling industry can … Continue reading

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The FTC Speaks out on Direct Selling

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the primary federal enforcement agency for the direct selling, network marketing and multilevel marketing (MLM) industry. In its own words, here is the FTC’s advice for evaluating a direct selling opportunity: Multilevel Marketing In … Continue reading

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